Refuge Church Newsletter 9/22/2015

“Father to the fatherless, defender of widows – this is God, whose dwelling is holy. God places the lonely in families; he sets the prisoners free and gives them joy.” Psalms 68:5-6

Important Announcements

This Sunday we will be continuing in  the new series, “FAMILY : Blessed are those…”

This series will be running through October 4th. We encourage you to invite the people in your life to come out and hear this new series that we are praying impacts the individuals and families in our community.

The Core Series in Review:
Core Value I – Grounded in the Word
Core Value II – Centered on the Gospel
Core Value III – Committed to Biblical Community
Core Value IV – Engage in Serving
Core Value V – Active In Missions
Core Value VI – Focused on prayer
Core Value VII- Passionate about worship

Missed a Sunday ? Listen to our sermons by clicking here.

A MUST SEE MOVIE ” The War Room” in theaters now.
Click here for a preview on the official web site for the movie!


Anchored Students at The Refuge

Sunday 9/20 Spotsylvania Town Center
Tuesday 9/22 Redeemed Boy’s Bible Study at Cortek Office
Sunday 9/27 HS@ The Traber’s
MS@ The Stinar’s
Tuesday 9/29 Redeemed Boy’s Bible Study at Cortek Office
Thursday 10/1 Game Night at Bob’s House!
Sunday 10/4 St. Michael’s

Join the guys in Anchored every Tuesday evening from 6:30-8:00 PM for the Redeemed Boy’s Bible Study @ CORTEK !!!

***Anchored Camping Trip has been postponed***

If you have any questions contact Bob Bock at


Ministry Matters
The Core Men’s Ministry at The Refuge Church
Located at the new church office, CORTEK, 5444 Jeff. Davis Hwy

Saturday Sept. 26th Core Men’s Ministry meeting 7-8am
Saturday Sept. 26th 33 The Series volume 4 from 8am-10am


Kids at the Refuge Church

If You: Know Jesus as your Savior, Enjoy children or want to impact future generations, Are ready to try it out, Willing to have a completed background check done …. Then You Qualify !!!!

Come enjoy your time with the children in play, Bible reading, crafts, snack time and prayer!!! This is a 1-2 Sundays a month commitment with an hour of prep and prayer time at home before Sunday. All curriculum/supplies are provided.

Current Serving Needs: Babies-2 Year Old Teacher, 3-4 Year Old Teacher, 5-Kindergarten Teacher, Crew Leader and Substitute Teacher.

We are seeking to start a new Kindergarten class but need volunteers to make this happen. For any questions contact Jennifer Penick

Note for Parents: We will be conducting a Fire Drill very soon! No real alarms will be used. Please talk in advance with your children about this. You can find the procedure in our PARENT HANDBOOK at the Sign in table on Sunday.


Prayer Teams
All are Welcome to join!
Tuesday nights from 6:30-8:30 PM at the CORTEK office
Please join us as we lift up in prayer the exciting new changes in the church, our families, leaders, community and country.

Sunday mornings at 9:00 AM
Meet at the picnic tables outside; left of the building entrance.
If weather does not permit meeting outside we meet behind the curtains of the sanctuary space.

email for more information


Administrative Announcements
Social Media Coordinator Needed!
The Refuge Church is looking for a volunteer, or a team of volunteers, to create, update, and manage content for a variety of social media platforms.
Today that would be Facebook however in the near future we’d like to see a much broader range of social media with a Refuge Church presence.
This position will have significant responsibility in the area of representing our Church to the community and all volunteers will be asked to interview with the Pastor and Executive Administrator.

If interested, please contact Rachel Pulley at the Church Office;

The Refuge Church has decided to discontinue texting notifications at this time. If you have questions please email

Weekly Giving
Weekly Budget Required


We’re Hiring!!
The Refuge Church is seeking candidates for the Children’s Ministry Director Position.

If you, or someone you know is interested in more information, you can find the job posting by clicking here.

You can also email, for more information.


Mexico Mission Trip will be leaving in 3 weeks!

Please pray for the team during their final preparations as well as while they are away.

We need 3 drivers for the Mexico Team to Reagan on Sat.10/10 and pick up on 10/17.


The team is collecting art/school supply donations from 9/13-10/4
(coloring pencils, water colors, construction paper…)
for the Eli House in Mexico.

Please contact Penny Traber at

“A Man and His Work”
Volume Four

Come join other men for a biblical view of authentic manhood and how that applies to our work and what role work can and should play in our lives.

Starting Sept. 26th
from 8-10am
2nd & 4th Saturdays

Books are $15 and money will need to be collected by 9/13.

Sign up today!
Please contact Dave Houck at

Save the Date

Operation Christmas Child Samaritan’s Purse… Shoe Boxes will be available to take on 10/18 to be returned
no later than 11/1

Gift wrap for donations to Missions will be 12/13

Gifts for Social Services families will be
11/29 until 12/20


Visit out newly launched website at,

Your prayers are appreciated as we continue moving forward in this new season.
Please pray each day that God will use The Refuge Church to be a safe place
for the lost and hurting in our community and around the world.

Serving In Christ Together