I hope you are all having a great summer so far! We have some really great events coming up so please read through the rest of this email carefully to find out more about some great opportunities to connect with God and to connect with others.
Before we get to our list of events, I wanted to highlight our first official business meeting coming up on August 20th. This is where we as a church will officially adopt our church constitution, recognize our first batch of Mosaic Partners (members), and vote on our first Nominating Committee and vote to affirm our Transitional Governing Team (board). If you are interested in becoming a Partner at Mosaic, I would love to talk with you about the process for that. There are three main steps to becoming a Partner: go through the Starting Point Class, meet with me for a short interview, and sign the Partnership Covenant Agreement. If you have any questions about any of that, please don't hesitate to send me an email or give me a call.
Thursday, July 27: Feed My Starving Children Event
Here at Mosaic, we believe that SAVED PEOPLE SERVE PEOPLE! We are partnering up with other Maple Grove churches to pack meals that will then be sent to needy people around the world! We would love to have you join us at a mobile packing event from 6:30-8:30pm at Maple Grove Covenant Church. Click here to sign up:
Sunday Night: Outdoor Baptism Service!
Here at Mosaic, we like to say that GROWING PEOPLE CHANGE! Perhaps your next step in your spiritual journey is to go public with your faith through baptism? It's not too late to sign up! Right now we have 4 people getting baptized on Sunday night and we have room for more to take the plunge! This is an All Church Event! Clear you calendar and make this a priority! We want to celebrate with those who will be taking this important step of faith! After the baptisms, we are inviting kids to swim and play on the beach. It's going to be an awesome night! 6:30-8:30 PM at Weaver Lake Park (just down the road from Weaver Lake Elementary School).
Wednesday, August 2: Starting Point
Are you new to Mosaic? We want to help you get connected! Join us for a taco dinner with Pastor Erik and his family and meet some other people who are new to Mosaic! Learn a little more about our mission, vision, and values. Starting Point is one of the requirements for becoming a partner (member) at Mosaic. 6:30-8 PM at my house. Just simply respond to this email to sign up!
Saturday, August 19: Mens' Paintball Event
At Mosaic one of our core values is Creating Community through Food and Play. On Saturday, August 19th at 11am all the men at Mosaic are invited to battle one of our sister churches (Clarity Church) in Paintball at Splat Tag Paintball Park. Each player can participate for a discounted rate of $60 which covers the cost of rental gear and play. To register you can go to: Claritychurch.org/paintball. If you have any questions please contact Pastor Nate!
Sunday, August 20: Church Business Meeting
We are going to hold our first Church Business Meeting after our 10 AM worship service on Sunday, August 20th. We will be officially presenting our church's constitution and bylaws and recognizing our first batch of Mosaic Partners (members)! The meeting will go from 11:15-Noon. If you have any questions about our upcoming business meeting or how to become a Partner at Mosaic, feel free to email me or give me a call.
Saturday, August 26: Women's Boating Event
Come enjoy the outdoors with other Mosaic Ladies for a morning of boating at Lake Rebecca Park Reserve on Saturday, August 26th from 9:30 to 11:30 AM. We will be renting paddle boats, canoes and kayaks. If boating is not your thing then come for a relaxing time of chatting on the beach! If you are looking for a way to connect with a broader circle of women at church, this is the way to do it! Email Ann Harms (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions and RSVP to the event when its sent out via email. Cost is $5 a person if you plan to do the boating.
Thanks friends! Have a GREAT WEEK!
Maple Grove Days are here! We love our city and we want to know and love our neighbors! This is a great week to get out and try to meet some some of your neighbors- even if you don't live in Maple Grove! Here's a website that lists some events that are going on this week: http://www.nhachamber.com/events/details/maple-grove-days-2017-5313. I really want to encourage you to try and make it to as many of the events this week as you can. And then let God move your heart to greater love and compassion for those that live in our city!
Tonight is the Maple Grove Parade! Mosaic will be in the parade this year! If you would like to join us by walking alongside our truck and trailer and help hand out candy, you can call or text Pastor Nate for details: (763) 227-3022. Parade starts at 6:30 PM!
We have some great events coming up that will give you a chance to grow in your journey with Jesus and help you serve others!
Thursday, July 27: Feed My Starving Children Event
Here at Mosaic, we believe that SAVED PEOPLE SERVE PEOPLE! We are partnering up with other Maple Grove churches to pack meals that will then be sent to needy people around the world! We would love to have you join us at a mobile packing event from 6:30-8:30pm at Maple Grove Covenant Church. Talk to Pastor Nate for more details!
Sunday, July 30: Outdoor Baptism Service!
Here at Mosaic, we like to say that GROWING PEOPLE CHANGE! Perhaps your next step in your spiritual journey is to go public with your faith through baptism? If you would like more information about getting baptized on July 30th, outside at Weaver Lake Park, you can talk to me or Pastor Nate. This is an All Church Event! Clear you calendar and make this a priority! We want to celebrate with those who will be taking this important step of faith! After the baptisms, we are inviting kids to swim and play on the beach. It's going to be an awesome night! 6:30-8:30 PM.
Wednesday, August 2: Starting Point
Are you new to Mosaic? We want to help you get connected! Join us for a Taco dinner with Pastor Erik and Kristin and meet some other people who are new to Mosaic! Learn a little more about our mission, vision, and values. Starting Point is one of the requirements for becoming a partner (member) at Mosaic. 6:30-8 PM at my house. Just simply respond to this email to sign up!
Thanks friends! I'm excited to preach this Sunday and worship with you all as we continue our series "FOLLOW." Have a great week and get out and meet your neighbors!
THIS Saturday is our Volunteer Appreciation Event!!!
Here at Mosaic we believe that SAVED PEOPLE SERVE PEOPLE and we are so thankful for all of you that serve others! We want to take an evening and celebrate all our volunteers who serve at Mosaic! You all are seriously awesome! If you serves at Mosaic, please join us on Saturday, June 24th for a night of fun and celebration! We’ll worship together, have some fun with Comedy Sportz (an improv comedy group) and share stories of what God has done this past year through all of our great volunteers! 6:30-8:30 PM. Childcare provided.
Sunday, July 2: All Church Picnic!
We believe in CREATING COMMUNITY by eating and playing together! So on July 2nd we’ll be gathering at Elm Creek Park Reserve for an all church picnic! (No worship service at Weaver Lake Elementary that Sunday). Mosaic will be providing burgers and hotdogs, buns, and paper products. Please bring a dessert or side dish to share and any outdoor games you think would be fun to play (Bean Bag toss, Kan Jam, Badminton, etc.). 11 AM-2 PM.
Thursday, July 13: Walking in Maple Grove Parade!
We will be pulling our trailer in the Maple Grove Parade this year! We'd love to have a big group from Mosaic walking alongside the trailer handing out Mosaic Frisbees and spreading the word about what God is doing in and through our church. Email Pastor Nate for details.
Sunday, July 30: All Church Outdoor Baptism Service!
Here at Mosaic, we like to say that GROWING PEOPLE CHANGE! Wherever you are on your spiritual journey, you have a next step to take. Perhaps your next step is to go public with you faith through baptism? If you would like more information about getting baptized on July 30th, outside at Weaver Lake Park (just down the road from the elementary school), please email me at email@example.com. We will have our normal 10 AM service at Weaver Lake Elementary that morning then come back together at 6:30 PM at Weaver Lake PARK for our All Church Baptism Service.
Thanks everyone! Have a great week!
We've got an exciting weekend coming up! Are you ready for mountains of bacon, Twins memorabilia giveaways, hot dogs, Softball and so much more?!
THIS SATURDAY- MENS BREAKFAST!Hey Men! Looking to get to know some other guys from church? Join us for a FREE Guys Breakfast and hear some encouraging testimonies from a couple of guys from Mosaic. Email Pastor Nate for more details. Saturday, June 3rd, from 8 AM-9:30 AM at the Nystrom Homestead AKA MOSAIC EAST. (14000 117th Ave. N. Maple Grove, MN 55369)
We continue our series "Little Stories with Big Ideas." We'll be looking at one of the most well known stories of Jesus- the Parable of the Good Samaritan (Luke 10:25-37), but get ready for a major PLOT TWIST! If you're like me, you've misunderstood what this story is REALLY all about! Join us at 10 AM to learn what's really going on in this well known story!
ALL CHURCH COOKOUT AND SOFTBALL! (June 4th)
Stick around after service this Sunday for some food and fun! Mosaic will be providing hotdogs, brats, buns, and drinks. Please bring a side or a dessert to share and join us for a fun time connecting with others! We'll also be giving away some great Twins memorabilia: two Ervin Santana bobbleheads, two Frank Viola signed pictures, a Harmon Killebrew baseball, and a Miguel Sano autographed rookie card! Sunday, June 4th, from 11:30-1:30 PM.
STARTING POINT (June 7th)
Are you new to Mosaic? We want to help you get connected! Join us for some pizza with the pastor and meet some other people who are new to Mosaic! 6:30-8 PM at Pastor Erik's house. Sign Up HERE.
WOMEN'S EVENT: AHHSOME MORNING! (June 10th)
The ladies are getting together to drink coffee, eat granola, do some Zumba and Yoga, and then enjoy some mud mask facials. Email Alana Nystrom for more details! Saturday, June 10th, from 9-noon, at the Nystrom Homestead AKA MOSAIC EAST. (14000 117th Ave. N. Maple Grove, MN 55369)
STUDENT MINISTRY SUMMER KICK-OFF PARTY! (June 11)
Hey Middle School and High School students! You are invited to a summer kick off party at our David and Monica's house! Fun games, food, and great people! Email David, our Student Ministry Director, for more details!
Thanks friends! See you at 10 AM this Sunday!
Due to weather concerns, the Mosaic Advisory Team has decided that we are going to postpone our All Church Cookout and Softball game to Sunday, June 4th.
However, this Sunday is STILL going to be an OUTSTANDING day! First, we are going to celebrate some changed lives with BAPTISMS!!! We will also be worshipping all together at our Summer Service time of 10 AM. Trust me- the worship band is going to BRING IT this Sunday. You might even want to come early to get a seat close to the action :-)
And finally, we'll be wrapping up our series "Jesus and WE" this Sunday. This has been a great series! We've talked about how Jesus WELCOMES Doubters (Luke 7:18-35), that Jesus FORGIVES Sinners (Luke 7:36-50), Jesus RESCUES (Luke 8:22-39), Jesus HEALS (Luke 8:40-56), and this Sunday we'll be looking at how Jesus PROVIDES (Luke 9:1-23). I'm really pumped to preach this Sunday and wrap up this great series before we kick off a new series next week on some of Jesus' parables.
Have a great weekend and we'll see you on Sunday at 10 AM!
We'd love to have you join us this Sunday as we celebrate Mother's Day! All ladies will receive a FREE GIFT of some amazing chocolate! Plus- we'll have some fun giveaways and prizes for a few lucky moms! You won't want to miss it!
Wednesday, May 17. Starting Point
Are you new to Mosaic? We want to help you get connected! Join us for some Pizza with the Pastor, get to know a little more about Mosaic, and meet some other people who are new to Mosaic. 6:30-8 PM at Pastor Erik's house. Email Erik to sign up for Starting Point. Space is limited so sign up today!
Sunday, May 21. Church Cook Out/Softball Game!
Stick around after the 10 AM service for an all-church cookout and to play some co-ed softball! Mosaic will be providing hotdogs, brats, buns, and drinks. Bring a side or a dessert to share and join us for a time of fun and connection with others from Mosaic! *Important!!! Starting on May 21, we will have just one service at 10 AM!
Sunday, June 4. All Church Kick Ball Game!
Stick around after service for an all-church game of Kick Ball!
Saturday, June 10. Women's Event: Zumba, Yoga, and Spa!
Sunday, June 11. Summer Youth Group Kick Off Party!
Thanks everyone! See you on Sunday!
Hey Mosaic Friends!
We've got a big weekend coming up and I am PUMPED!
Good Friday Service (7-8 PM)
I'm super pumped for our Good Friday service!! We've got some awesome things planned and I think it's going to be a really special service. In fact, there may or may not be someone painting while I preach! Plus HOMEMADE communion bread, an invitation to come to the CROSS (handcrafted by Mosaic's very own Casey Harms), and some awesome worship by our fantastic worship band! I'd love to encourage you to invite a friend or neighbor who needs to experience the love of God in a powerful and unique way to come with you. You won't want to miss it! (We'll have childcare for kids 5 and under).
I gotta admit: I had everything planned out for Easter a while ago...and then on Monday I felt like God was telling me "Nope! Here's what you are going to do!" So now I'm excited... and a little nervous!... to see how Sunday is going to turn out! Honestly, I think it's going to be an Easter I'll remember forever and I'm so excited to see what God does IN and THROUGH us all!
If you haven't heard, as a way to BLESS everyone who attends our Easter service, we have hired a professional photographer from outside of Mosaic to take family portraits for whoever wants them on Sunday! Its our gift to you.
In addition to that, all preschool and elementary age kids will receive a gift bag filled with candy and an Easter-themed craft that you will be able to do at home.
Thanks friends! I'm praying for you all to have an encouraging and soul stirring Resurrection celebration weekend!
Hey Mosaic Friends-
I am SOOO pumped for this Sunday! First, we are wrapping up our series "Better Together" by learning how Jesus wants us to PARTY TOGETHER! Sounds fun, right?! Second, we are celebrating life change with baptisms during the 10:30 service. There is nothing like celebrating what Jesus has done in the lives of people who have surrendered the leadership of their lives over to Jesus!
Coffee and Donuts- the staff and leadership team at Mosaic has gone back and forth about whether we should have donuts on Sunday mornings, but we have finally come to an official decision: we will no longer offer donuts or cookies on Sunday mornings. Instead, we will be using the money that we have been spending on donuts to start offering better coffee! Pastor Nate has worked out a deal with our local Starbucks, so starting next week we will be proudly be serving Starbucks coffee on Sunday mornings. As a bonus, they will be giving us Starbucks coffee cups to use on Sunday mornings- for free! Better coffee and no more having to deal with your kids (or husband!) begging for another donut hopefully will mean a better Sunday morning experience for everyone!
Wed, March 15. Starting Point (7-8:30 PM)
Are you new to Mosaic? The best place to start is Starting Point! Get connected with others who are new, learn more about Mosaic, and ask Pastor Erik any questions you might have. RSVP by replying to this email. Limited to 12 people per class. Hosted at the Lindeen's house. (No childcare)
Friday, March 17. Guys Game Night! (6:30-9 PM)
Hey Men! Are you looking to make more friends at Mosaic and also have a good time? We’ve got a great event for you! We will be hosting a Game Night for Guys at Paul Nystrom’s house. We’ll have different tables with different games available: Settlers of Catan, Poker, Sequence, and some fun new board games! Plus good food and drinks. Open for any and all guys!
Saturday, March 25. Community Seminar: “Living a Healthier Life”. (6:30-8:00 PM)
On Saturday, March 25 we will be hosting a free seminar for the people in our community as well as for the people of Mosaic. Mosaic's very own Dr. Paul Nystrom will be presenting on how to eat healthy and how to exercise for maxim impact. I'm guessing like me, you have already given up on your New Years Resolutions! This is a great opportunity for you to get back on track and also to invite friends and family and a way for us to BLESS our community! (No, this is not some kind of multi-level network marketing thing :-))
Sunday, April 9: MN Teen Challenge Choir!
We are excited to have the Minnesota Adult and Teen Challenge Choir come minister to us with songs and testimonies on April 9th! Minnesota Adult and Teen Challenge is a Christian based rehab and recover center. For almost 30 years, Mn Adult & Teen Challenge has been restoring hope to people struggling with drug and alcohol addiction. This is going to be a great Sunday filled with stories of hope!
Friday, April 14. Good Friday Worship Service (6:30-7:30 PM)
We will be holding a family friendly acoustic worship and communion service at Weaver Lake Elementary School as a way to prepare our hearts for Resurrection Sunday.
Sunday, April 16. Easter!!!
Easter for us as followers of Jesus is the pinnacle of our church calendar. Jesus' resurrection is the single greatest event in the history of the world and Easter is a time for us to go all out and celebrate what Jesus has done for us! Easter is also a time where 7 out of 10 people who are invited to an Easter service by someone they know will accept that invitation. I'd love to encourage you to start praying about who God would like you to invite to one of our Easter services.
Thanks friends! Have a great weekend!
Hey Mosaic Friends!
I hope you are all having a great week! I want to give a shout out to everyone who made Super Sunday a big success! We had 235 people attend our two services- the 3rd largest non-Easter service we have had since we launched! Every number has a name and every name has a story! We will always be excited to help more and more people learn what it means to Love God, Serve Others, and Make Disciples! Thanks to everyone who served this past Sunday and I want to especially thank everyone who made our Chili Potluck after church go well. I know everyone had a ton of fun and lots of people were able to connect with others who are a part of Mosaic. Thanks everyone!
This Sunday we continue our series "Better Together." We'll be diving into Luke 5:12-16. It's a POWERFUL story! You won't want to miss this Sunday!
February 19. Parent and Child Dedication.
What do we mean by dedication? What exactly are you dedicating? Really, there are two types of dedication happening. For one, it’s a time for you to dedicate yourself to Godly parenting. Of course, you won’t be perfect in this, but it’s a time for you to publicly dedicate yourself, to the best of your abilities, to raise your child in a Godly home. It’s also a time for those friends and family to rally around you and support you in prayer.
The other meaning of the dedication is that you are “dedicating” your child to God. In the Bible, we see many instances of parents dedicating their child to God (Hannah; Mary & Joseph, etc.). While you won’t actually be handing your child over to us like many did in those days, it is a public symbol for you to say that you are dedicating your child to God. You are, in a sense, saying, “God, you gave me this child, and he/she is in your hands today. He/she is completely yours. If that is something you are interested in doing on February 19th, you can sign up HERE.
February 19. Starting Point (7-8:30 PM)
We want to help you get connected at Mosaic! One of the best ways to do that is through Starting Point. What is Starting Point? It's a one time, 90 minute class we hold once a month. It offers you a chance to learn more about the mission, vision, and values of Mosaic and where we are going as a church and to ask any questions you might have. This is one of the requirements for partnership (membership) at Mosaic so everyone needs to attend this class at some point before becoming a member at Mosaic. You can sign up HERE for February's Starting Point class. (No childcare).
February 25th. Operation School Zone
We want to be a blessing to our community! We are planning a fun, family friendly service project for everyone in the church to participate on Saturday, February 25h. We will be doing a deep clean of Rice Lake Elementary School from 10am till noon. This is a great opportunity to serve alongside your kids, neighbors, or co-workers and to bless one of the schools in our city! Anyone and everyone is invited to serve with us on that day! Email Pastor Nate at firstname.lastname@example.org for any questions or to sign up.
February 26. Baptisms!
Baptism is the symbol of repentance in our lives. At Mosaic- Baptism shouldn’t be something we tolerate, it should be something we celebrate! We celebrate what matters! The world celebrates what is temporary- the church celebrates what is eternal: radically transformed lives! Baptism: standing there in the water represents who you USED to be. Then you go under the water to identify with dying with Christ. Then you are raised out of the water to represent that you have new life with Jesus!
Have you been baptized since you became a follower of Jesus? If not- we would love to baptize you on February 26th!
Thanks friends! Lots of exciting things going on this month!!
Have a blessed week,
This Sunday is SUPER SUNDAY! Join us after the 10:30 AM service for a soup potluck lunch. We'll have a bounce house and two professional face painters for the kids! We are also encouraging everyone to wear their favorite football jersey or sports apparel to church. I'll be preaching in a throwback Vikings jersey! Everyone who attends will also get a free Mosaic Football as our way of saying "thanks for being on the team!" It's going to be an awesome Sunday! This is a great opportunity to invite a neighbor or co-worker to come check Mosaic out.
We'll be providing cheese pizza for the kids... or for adults who don't like soup or chili :-) We currently have 10 families bringing soup or chili but we need about 5 more people to offer to bring soup or chili this Sunday. We need 2 more people to bring dessert and 2 more people to bring a salad. To sign up to bring something to share, you can just reply to this email and let me know what you can bring. Lunch, bounce house, and face painting will go from 11:45 AM-1:15 PM.
New Series Starting This Sunday
This Sunday we kick off a new series called "Better Together"! Life is better when shared with others! This month we will be focusing on relationships, authentic community, and how together we can make the world a better place.
Spring Small Groups
This is the last week to sign up for a Spring Small Group! Small Groups are a great way to meet new friends, grow in your relationship with God, and just have fun! That’s why groups are an integral part of what we do at Mosaic Church… they are a great first step toward living in community and growing in your relationship with Jesus. You can see our list of groups and sign up for a group here:
Thanks friends! I'm so excited for SUPER SUNDAY!