On Tuesday, April 29th, our staff was nominated by Pastor Edgar Rodriguez of New Hope Church in Moville, IA to take “the plunge”. The challenge was for our team to jump into Prior Lake (38′ at best), participating in a polar plunge. While seemingly crazy…AND IT WAS, the purpose behind the plunge wasn’t crazy in the least.
Through our simple act of jumping into Prior Lake, looking like a bunch of goofs and screaming like some pre-teen girls on a roller coaster ride, we had pledged to raise awareness and money toward cancer research.
As a staff, we are able to both sit back and laugh at how crazy we were/are as well as really consider why we did what we did. It was an amazing experience and worth every bit of what we did if we are able to raise awareness toward the fight over cancer as well as raise financial support in helping research possible cures for this illness that is above any socio-economic barriers, color lines, age, race, country, creed or gender.
This polar plunge experience has inspired creativity in us as a team to come up with other ways in which we can contribute both individually as well as corporately toward doing something in the fight against cancer.
We ask that you join us in praying for and thinking about ways that you might get involved in changing a community affected by cancer one life at a time.
In this brief video you’ll come to hear and understand WHYIC matters for you, for me and for our community.
A message from Pastor Andrew about this coming weekend. Check it out…
“We grow up with heroes in our lives, men and women that stand out above the crowd because of some super-human strengths or incredible abilities, strengths and abilities that are used to help and save others.
What are the characteristics of a hero? Where are heroes found? Do real life heroes exist? How about you? Are you capable of being a hero?
In our series, HEROES, we are going to examine the lives of some men and women that stood out above the rest; people that God used in significant ways to help or save others just like you and me. We’re also going to look at what we can learn from these biblical heroes and how we can apply their experiences and characteristics in our lives today.
You, too, have a hero inside of you!”
Do you ever feel like you’re going through the motions? Does doing the same things the same ways seem futile and empty? Are you looking for change that matters? These are many of the same things that the church faces every day.
In our series, “Around Here”, we are going to walk through what it looks like to be a part of a community that is the church on purpose, with a purpose, and for a purpose. Over the next few weeks we will discover what motivates and drives us as a church and where we believe God is leading us as a church.
If you’re looking to be a part of a group of people and something significant within the church, then don’t miss this opportunity to experience life and ministry through Illumination Church. We invite you to join us…around here!