This will be an opportunity for questions regarding this year’s Annual Report and the proposed Fiscal Year 2019/2020 Budget prior to our Congregational Meeting. Senior Staff & Elders will be available to answer any questions, comments or concerns you may have. Annual Reports will be available beginning May 12th.
Staff & Elders will be available during both the 9 a.m. & 10:30 a.m. services.
DivorceCare is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. Most people will tell you that separation and divorce are the most painful and stressful experiences they’ve ever faced. It’s a confusing time when you feel isolated and have lots of questions about issues you’ve never faced before.
Our DivorceCare group meets weekly on Mondays to help you face these challenges and move toward rebuilding your life.
Cost is $15 if you need to purchase a workbook (free if you already have the materials.)
Join us as we celebrate what God has done at COS this year and as we cast the vision for what lies ahead.
Congregational Meeting will begin promptly at 12 p.m. in the Sanctuary. Member check-in will be in the Welcome Center all morning. Members must check-in prior to the meeting in order to vote.
Childcare is available during the meeting for infants-second grade with registration by May 29th.
Picnic lunch will immediately follow the meeting, no RSVP required.
Little Bear is going camping! Preschoolers (age 3 & potty trained - age 5 having not been to kindergarten) are invited to a week of fun with Little Bear! Each day from 9 am-noon we’ll play games, do crafts, sing songs, & learn about God’s beautiful creation!
Cost is $70.
To register for the Parenting Seminar, going through FamilyLife's Art of Parenting new DVD series with other moms in small groups click here.
Childcare is available for those attending the Parenting Conference or volunteering with Camp Little Bear, click the links below to register:
Kids entering 1st-4th grade in the Fall are invite to join us for Construction Camp! We are going to have tons of fun with a rotation of activities throughout the morning as we learn more about our great God. We'll also enjoy pool time in the afternoon!
What to bring:
Plan to bring a Bible, a friend, a bathing suit and a towel (and goggles) and a peanut-free lunch. Drinks will be provided. Wear your camper t-shirt each day, especially for Wednesday's cabin photo.
Cost is $130.
Ambassadors Soccer Camps are designed to givekids ages 5-16 an opportunity to learn basic and advanced skills in a fun, positive and encouraging environment.
Each day at camp includes technical and tactical instruction at the individual and group levels, focusing on control, passing, heading, dribbling, shooting and defending. Small-sided games and special age-related competitions round out the daily program. The week concludes with individual skill competitions and the highly anticipated "World Cup" tournament.
Our coaching staff is comprised of experienced players and coaches with national and international backgrounds. In addition to excellent coaching, we provide daily life-related "Team Talks" geared toward communicating the life-changing principles found in God's word.
Each camper receives an Ambassadors soccer ball, Ambassadors T-shirt, certificate of completion, soccer camp workbook, and special awards and prizes.
Cost is $160
We will be heading off to the Poconos where the adventure begins!
Kids entering fifth-seventh grade in the Fall are invited to join us for Adventure Camp 2019! Arrive to check-in at Bldg. F at Church of the Saviour on Sunday, July 28th, at 12 p.m. After we check in, those riding the buses will board and head off to camp. Campers driving with parents need to be at camp by 4 p.m.
This exciting program offers campers a tremendous range of activities for guys and girls who are constantly on the move. Boating, swimming, soccer, slingshot, archery, crafts, volleyball and countless other programs have been designed to challenge kids with fun and achievement.
If that's not enough, there's pizza skits, the messy marathon and hot dog & marshmallow roasts around the campfire. There's a lot going on at Adventure Camp. We've planned great days of fun with supervised free time each afternoon, where you will choose what you and your friends like best, with counselors on hand to help!
Steve Sposato, of Providence, Rhode Island, will be coming back as our speaker. Steve loves spending time with all of the kids at Adventure Camp, having fun and teaching God's Word.
Cost is $320 | $45 for bus transportation
If you’re ready to declare you have put your faith in Jesus, we invite you to be baptized at our Baptism Service! This event is open to any child, student or adult who is ready to take the step of water baptism and attendance is open for anyone who wants to celebrate the life of new brothers & sisters in Christ!
Baptisms will take place at 12 p.m., and then we’ll all enjoy lunch together as a church family.
"For where your treasure is there your heart will be also." Luke 12:34
A group of kids just arrived on Treasure Island and can't wait to discover the treasure that's in store for them. With the guidance of Captain Fisher and a map, they start out on an adventure seeking something more valuable than gold. Though Captain Fisher was once a pirate searching for the riches of this world, he now seeks God's kingdom as a fisher of men. Captain Fisher teaches the kids that they should always pursue godly wisdom and eternal riches. Join this musical adventure as you help your kids discover the everlasting value of storing up treasures in heaven and continually seeking God.
All are invited to attend. Free admission. Light reception to follow the performance.
From Liberty to Captivity investigated how Pennsylvania, once a representation of freedom to so many, is now a state where human trafficking and slavery are flourishing. With its proverbial lens, From Liberty To Captivity zooms in on Pennsylvania’s booming and profitable sex trafficking industry, which threatens to destroy the principle of “liberty and justice for all” here in our own communities. This feature-length film awakens people from all walks of life to the pervasive reality of sex trafficking in Pennsylvania; but also plants seeds of hope, inspiring us to join the fight as we carry forth the legacy of the abolitionists.
After the film, Kim Checkeye will lead the Q&A. Kim served for 14 years as the Executive Director of a nonprofit organization recognized in providing restorative care for sexually exploited women. Kim has a passion for educating about sex trafficking as well as training direct care providers on identifying victims and working with survivors through a trauma informed lens. Kim is a powerful speaker with compelling stories and a wealth of experience in this field.
Screening is free & open to the public. More information about the film available at www.fromlibertytocaptivity.com
Join us to improve your English skills and make new friends in Wayne! We meet on Saturday mornings to practice conversational English together. Beginner, intermediate and advanced level classes are available. We also offer limited one-on-one sessions.
Classes run from March 2nd through May 11th (no class on April 20th).
Cost is $10 for the entire semester.
Register at the door or by following the link below.
To volunteer to help with the class, contact Debra at 610.688.6338 ext.207. or firstname.lastname@example.org
Bring your whole family, your friends, and neighbors for a night of praise. The evening will kick off with a family dinner from 6-6:45 p.m., followed by a time of modern music with the COS band. All Children welcome during the music. Donations to offset the cost of food will be accepted. This will be a night you won’t want to miss!
If you would like to still RSVP, please contact Zach Bennett.
Join us on Tuesday nights for fun, games, and learning more about who Jesus is & His love for you!
Awana is offered for ages 3 through 6th grade. The night includes handbook time, an interactive Bible lesson and games.
Cost is $25 + handbooks & apparel as needed.
Drop-Off & Check-In | 5:45-6 p.m. | Cubbies in Bldg. B | All others in Bldg. F.
Pick-Up | 8 p.m. in the following locations:
Cubbies | 3-5 year olds | B217
Sparks | K-2nd grade | C209/211
T&T | 3rd & 4th grade | C208
WANAJAM | 5th & 6th grade |C205
*Please note you must present the ticket you are presented at drop-off during pick-up.
Join us to experience worship through art! We will have displays up Friday evening as well as all Sunday morning full of photography, paintings, drawings and more for those interested to walk through & enjoy.
Friday evening will also include two special workshops from 7-9 p.m.
Photography: Capturing great photos with your phone camera (open to all levels).
Vocals: Emma Bennet will lead through a workshop that’s relevant for vocalists of various styles and levels of skill from beginner on up. We will have some fun in an interactive environment as we work on a few techniques to help us control our voice and maximize our vocal quality.
This session we have an opportunity to open our hearts to experience Ruth's journey from unbearable loss, to redeeming love, and ultimately, to a divine legacy. Only God. He is the faithful Covenant Keeper. If you've ever felt devastated, longed to be loved, or wept along the way, you'll be strengthened by Kelly Minter’s study of the book of Ruth.
Cost is $20.
Precepts Upon Precepts study of Galatians
Paul is principally concerned with the controversy surrounding Gentile Christians and the Mosaic Law during the Apostolic Age.
In advance of the Jerusalem Council, Paul’s letter speaks wisdom and clarity into the first real controversy that plagued the church in its early years—the relationship between Christian Jews and Christian Gentiles.
The Galatians study is 16 weeks running from January 13-April 28 (No class March 24th or April 21st.) We will be going through eight lessons and we divide each lesson in half to be completed over two weeks to equal 16 weeks for the course (a much slower pace for busy styles without compromising in depth study.) Last class and dinner social April 28. Drop-ins welcome!
Have Questions? Contact Pam Graboyes
We’re excited to have you consider Church of the Saviour as the place you want to belong. Our Membership Class is the place to go to hear about what we believe, what God is doing at COS, and how you can plug in to our family.
Church membership is a way of identifying yourself with COS and making yourself accountable to proper spiritual leadership. As a member you will be eligible to vote on important church decisions and serve in teaching and leadership capacities.
Light breakfast & lunch are provided, as well as childcare for children up to age six, by registering here.
Registration closes on April 22nd.
Join us for an interactive day of information and ideas to assist you in finding the right position more quickly.
Building Your Job Seeker’s Toolkit – Ford Myers – Ford will lead us in discovering and building our job seeker’s toolkit so that we have everything we need to manage a successful search.
Organization for a Successful Job Search – Amy Dinning – Looking for a job is a job and it is so important that we have an organization system to keep track of all of the important information, people, interviews, etc.
Networking over lunch with fellow participants and speakers
Questions & Answers with a Panel of Experts – Dean, Ford, Karen and Amy
Staying Resilient in Your Job Search – Dean Becker – Highly resilient people outperform and outlast those who are less resilient. Dean will share 2 practical skills to help us to build our resilience and you will receive free access to the Adaptiv Resilience Factor Inventory.
Creating Your Own Job Security – Karen Huller – Karen will share habits that we can adopt now and after we land our new position so that we can own our ability to generate opportunities no matter what conditions exist.
As well as time to work on your job search tools & LinkedIn Profile.
Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. If you have the following documents, please bring them with you since this is a working workshop: accomplishment stories, networking profile, target company list, a paper copy of your LinkedIn Profile, & your business (networking) cards.
Snacks & sandwiches will be provided. If you have dietary concerns, please plan to bring your own food.
Cost is $15. Registration ends Wednesday, April 24th at midnight. Unfortunately, they are not able to accept walk-ins.
Questions? Contact Amy Dinning.
WHAT’S THE BEST NEWS YOU’VE EVER HEARD?
Was it surprising? Did it change the way you think? Or was it something you wanted to be true but didn't dare hope?
This semester we will explore Mark’s Gospel and the best news ever heard. Join us to find out more about the life of the person at the heart of the Christian faith - Jesus Christ.
All women are welcome. No prior Bible knowledge is necessary or expected. Come as you are.
Free childcare available with registration.
JOY in the Morning invites you to join in our warm, inter-generational community that will help you understand the context and meaning of the Bible so you can apply it to your life with fellowship, support, and prayer. Free childcare provided with registration. This semester we will offer two different study options:
Topical: Priscilla Shirer - Discerning the Voice of God
Pricilla Shirer’s Discerning the Voice of God is a 7 video Bible study which will help us discover the root to clear and daily communication with God - humble obedience. Learn how surrender unlocks His many blessings intended for us, centers us in His will, and helps us discern His voice in everyday life. Our JoyAM class will view a video every other week, and reflect and share what we are learning from the study guide on the off weeks.
Cost is $20
Bible Study: Mark (Lifechange)
Regardless of where you are in your faith journey, this year long in-depth study of Mark will introduce you to Jesus through a life changing encounter with God's Word.
When Jesus came claiming to be the promised Messiah, the Jewish people were expecting a powerful warrior-king who would throw off their oppressors. Instead, He served the needs of the weak and suffered injury from the strong. Because He did not fit their ideal picture of a messiah, the people rejected Him. Mark’s Gospel, probably the earliest account of Jesus’ life, shows us how Jesus upsets our expectations in order to give us something better than we could imagine. The flexible guide allows you to individually adjust the quantity and depth of your study.
New Winter 2019 registrations are welcome! We will be starting class with a review of Mark 1-8 to catch everyone up, so you can jump right in.
Cost is $20. Free child care available with registration.
Join us to celebrate the Risen Savior! Our doors are open to all, so consider yourself invited to join us for a service or breakfast throughout the morning!
Easter Service Times:
6 a.m. | Sunrise Service | Bldg. A Welcome Center
9 a.m. | Traditional Service | Bldg. A
10:30 a.m. | Modern Service | Bldg. A
9 a.m.: Full programming available for infants-grade 6
Infants-Kindergarten programming - Drop-off before service
1st-3rd graders can be checked in before worship & attend the beginning of service with their families. They will be dismissed following the music with pick-up in Bldg. C210.
And join us anytime from 7 a.m.-12:30 p.m. for our annual Student Ministry Easter Breakfast! Breakfast is free with all donations going towards the Student Ministry Scholarship Fund to allow our students in need to attend retreats, camps and other events at a reduced cost.
Join us as we worship together on Maundy Thursday. The service will be reflective in nature including hymns and current songs as we take communion and remember Jesus’ journey to the cross. Nursery is provided for 3 and younger with pre-registration by April 15th. All are welcome!
Donna Levan PT, DPT, M.Ed., CSCS
Orthopedic Program Manager
Paoli Hospital, Main Line Health
Have you stopped doing certain things you enjoy because you were concerned about falling? If so, you are not alone. Chances are you or someone you know has fallen or is afraid of falling and might restrict some activities because of these concerns. You will learn some common causes of falling, simple steps to lesson the likelihood of falling and how to reduce this concern and remain active and independent.
DoubleHope encourages and supports those affected by cancer, helping to navigate their paths with hope and strength from a faith-based perspective. Meetings are the second Monday pf of each month. Attendees are welceom to bring a lunch and eat as we meet.
We welcome cancer patients, survivors, and caregivers. If you know anyone preparing for or going through cancer treatment, please invite him or her to attend.
Contact Wendy Terry with questions or for more information.
Our mission is to glorify God by making disciples of Jesus Christ in Wayne and beyond. We desire to equip, inspire and mobilize each person to extend God's grace into every personal encounter both inside and outside the church. We want to love God, love others, get equipped, & serve the world together.
Find out where we’re going & learn by clicking below!
Changing Lives in Lebanon
Our COSMOS keynote speaker, Pastor Mohammad Yamout, will share stories of lives that have been changed by the Gospel. There will also be an interview with Pierre Houssney, the Director of Horizons International in Lebanon via Skype. Our first Women’s Mission Team to Lebanon will be commissioned. We’ll also enjoy delicious Lebanese food together!
Cost: $10/adult | $5/Child 3-12 | Children 2 & under are free
Childcare available for those ages 0-10, must register by March 27th.
Why do we have a worship night in the middle of a mission conference? Because we want to remember the point of it all; it isn’t to create missionaries, but to create worshipers from every nation, tribe, people, and language. Families are invited to attend together! No registration required.
Not So Far Away: Our Common Longing on God’s Uncommon Grace.
In one hand I hold my Bible, and with the other I drive down the street and notice mailboxes with foreign names, and see people with foreign languages and national clothing in the grocery store. How do I bring these two aspects of life together? Come hear Laura share insights from God’s Word and stories from the Middle East that may help build a bridge of love to those around us.
All women are welcome! Childcare is available with registration by March 20th.
Baby COSMOS (Infant-Age 2)
While parents are attending the COSMOS message in the sanctuary Monday or Wednesday, having a meal on campus on Tuesday, or volunteering with Kids’ COSMOS, your youngest children are invited to join us in the Nursery! Infants/Crawlers will be lovingly cared for while older toddlers will enjoy a fun Christ-centered learning experience with a missions theme.
Monday & Wednesday: 6:45-8:15 p.m. Drop-off begins at 6:30 p.m.
Location: Bldg. A in the nursery
Registration deadline is March 20th – registration required, walk-ins cannot be accommodated
Preschool COSMOS (Age 3 - Kindergarten)
Let’s explore together what it’s like to be a missionary! Join us for three nights full of fun music, crafts, games and stories!
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday: 6:45-8:15 p.m. Drop off begins at 6:30 p.m.
Location: Bldg. B, 2nd floor
Registration ends March 24th– pre-registration preferred, walk-ins are welcome
Elementary COSMOS (1st-6th grades)
Join the fun and bring your friends! Our amazing decorations will take us on an adventure to the Middle East and introduce us to the challenges of being a refugee (in the US and abroad). We’ll discover what it means to be “Called.” Kids will enjoy lively games, creative crafts and international snacks, and will meet new missionaries! Surprises will be waiting for each one at our closing rally, where we’ll introduce our kids’ mission project. Don’t miss out!
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday: 6:45-8:15 p.m. Drop off begins at 6:30 p.m.
Location: Bldg. C, 2nd floor
Register by pre-registration preferred, walk-ins are welcome
COSMOS (Church of the Saviour Missions Outreach Strategy) is our annual missions conference. We use it as a time to celebrate what God is doing through our Global Partners and to seek how God is calling each one of us.
God has given us a great mission, to “make disciples of all nations.” (Matthew 28:19) If you are a follower of Christ, then you are called to this mission. You are called to be a disciple, to make disciples and to have a heart for the nations. We know this because “God so loved the world that He gave His only Son.” He desires that we love His world and work together to reach the nations.
Not every disciple is called to be a missionary, but we are all called to be part of that mission. You have a unique role to play. You are called.
For more information about COSMOS, click here.
The Alpha Course
Have you ever desired to explore the Christian faith in an open, friendly, questions-are-welcome atmosphere? Do you have questions about God or who Jesus Christ is but don't have any place to ask them?
The Alpha course is a 10-week opportunity to explore the Christian faith in a relaxed environment with others who are also exploring Christianity. Each week a different topic is presented in an informal atmosphere, where you may ask questions or just sit and listen. Some topics include: "Who Is Jesus?", "Why Did Jesus Die?" and "How Can I Be Sure of My Faith?"
The Alpha course will start on Tuesday night, January 8th , 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. with dinner and an introduction. Feel free to send an email for more information.
January 8th-Introductory Dinner — Is There More to Life than This?
January 15th — Who Is Jesus?
January 22nd — Why Did Jesus Die?
January 29th — How Can I Be Sure of My Faith?
February 5th — Why and How Do I Pray?
February 12th — Why and How Should I Read the Bible?
February 19th — How Does God Guide Us?
February 23rd — Alpha Day Away—Who Is the Holy Spirit? What Does the Holy Spirit Do? How Can I Be Filled with the Spirit?
February 26th — How Can I Resist Evil?
March 5th — Why and How Should We Tell Others?
March 12th —Does God Heal Today?
March 19th —What About the Church?
Frequently asked questions about Alpha Tuesday nights:
What happens during the Alpha course?
Each Alpha course meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. with a meal. Many individuals attend the course right after work, so bring your appetite; don't worry about dinner and enjoy our hospitality. After dinner there is a video presentation on a topic about the Christian faith. Individuals are then given an opportunity to discuss informally in small groups what they thought about the presentation. Some people ask questions, some don't; the choice is yours. No one will call on you to answer questions, but if you do have questions about the topic, here is the time and place to ask them. The course will conclude each evening at 8:30 p.m. sharp.
Is there child care?
Yes! Each Alpha course has child care for children from newborns to the 6th grade. Children from kindergarten through the 6th grade will participate in a separate Awana Club program at the church at the same time. Separate child care for preschoolers will also be provided.
Where is the Alpha course held?
The Alpha course is held two times a year at Church of the Saviour. The Alpha course is also taught by thousands of churches across the country and around the world. Visit Alpha to find a listing of other courses.
What does the Alpha course cost?
The course is free... the only thing it requires is an investment of your time! Meals are available at no charge. Should you desire the opportunity to contribute a small donation to offset the meal costs, a basket is available for you to do so.
Do I have to commit to all 10 weeks?
No! But we do recommend that you attend at least three weeks to get a taste of the Alpha course.
IMPACT Singles Ministry & Serving Leaders Ministries present an interactive seminar:
Saturday, March 9, 2019 | 4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday, March 16, 2019 | 4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
How do our past experiences and vows impact our lives so powerfully that they can unintentionally sabotage the relationships we care most about? What does it mean to live a vibrant life, as a man or woman, in redemptive, healthy relationships with both God and others? This unique, interactive seminar addresses inside-out transformation as it relates to our identity, ultimate heart commitments, and our sexuality. We will learn how to identify healthy and unhealthy relational patterns and develop practical relational skills that will enhance our ability to love and care for others. In addition to break-out sessions and time for personal reflection, we will share two delicious catered dinners together and have ample opportunity to meet new and old friends.
Cost: $40/person Full Seminar (Mar. 9 and Mar. 16) or $25/person Half Seminar (Mar. 9 or Mar. 16)
Cost Includes: A catered dinner each day, snacks, coffee and dessert
Registration closes March 6th.
Come eat Chipotle, run into your friends while playing Bubble Soccer, play glow in the dark Capture The Flag, attend a hype concert, go to a bonfire, and countless other fun things all while staying up way past the time a sane person would go to bed! This is a great event to invite your friends to!
Cost is $20.
Richard Warren Sears
Historian and Actor ROBERT GLEASON, portrays Richard W. Sears, by creatively putting together 3 characters to portray the history of the Department Store Founder, who went from repairing watches to a household name recognized around the world. Bob Gleason has given featured presentations at the White House, Ford’s Theatre, National Archives, Library of Congress, Smithsonian, Independence Hall, Constitution Center and The Freedoms Foundation, among others.
Great Fellowship in a Friendly Atmosphere. Hot buffet lunch with homemade desserts! Bring friends or meet new ones!
Suggested donation is $10 at the door.
RSVP to: LAKSAIL@verizon.net or by calling Margaret Conner at 610-933-8442 or Mary Wilson at 610-757-8419 by 2 p.m. the Sunday before the lunch. Please call also if you need to cancel.