Stefano & Jennifer Mariotti

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Saturday, 21 April 2018

Sunday Service: Genesis 49

Tomorrow we'll have our morning service
to worship God together and to proclaim
His Word in Budrio.






We are glad for the Lord's provision of the main room in
Le Torri dell'Acqua, the theatre&modern art-gallery right at the centre of Budrio, well known as a cultural meeting point.


At 10.30 we'll start our service continuing our series on the book of Genesis.
With Justin we'll engage with Genesis 49: The Blessing of the coming King!
We'll be exposed to the beauty of Christ,
whose throne is forever and ever,
the scepter of uprightness
is the scepter of your kingdom!
Hebrews 1:8




Matteo & Jenny will lead our children's programme
based on The Gospel Project for kids,
in which week by week kids engage with the same passages from Genesis and families will have activities to keep interacting with God's Word during the week.

Sunday Service @ Chiesa Nuova Vita

Tomorrow Stefano will be with our friends
from Chiesa Nuova Vita
for their Sunday morning service.

It will be great to fellowship with them
on The Lord's Day!




Stefano will preach from Genesis 1:1-2:3 engaging especially with the first 3 verses of chapter 2 where we'll see God
creating a Space for rest and a Time for rest!
Together we'll see how Jesus alone can offer us the rest
we long so much!

Thursday, 19 April 2018

MySpace Club 4 Teens - What do you meme?



Tomorrow afternoon we'll have our
My Space Club 4 Teens
for this school-year.
 
We organize this club for local kids,
in partnership with Budrio Town Hall
as part of their after-school programme.

In this way we have a fantastic room
with a courtyard in Budrio Library
and the social workers are sending
some of the kids they follow.
As part of our club, we also offer help
with their English home-works.






 
Together we'll engage with the YfC Rock Solid material,
interacting with the theme: What do you meme?

We'll play lots of fun games like:  
What the heck is a meme?, Hot potato,
Meme Jigsaw Race, Meme Chat,
Memery Game, These words made an impact,
What do you Meme?, Think Twice About It,
Meme Generator, Try not to laugh,
which will serve as illustrations
to Stefano's Talk from John 11:25-26
where we'll see that not only Jesus was a great
"meme maker", but that only his words give us life!

Wednesday, 18 April 2018

Prayer & Envisioning Meeting

Tomorrow evening Nino 
will lead our mid-week
prayer & envisioning meeting.
Our desire is to build up our church to have a passion for our community with a global vision for the work of the Lord!

Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness. For we do not know what to pray for as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words. And he who searches hearts knows what is the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints according to the will of God. Romans 8:26-27

Saturday, 14 April 2018

Christianity Explored - Uncover Luke

Tomorrow afternoon we'll continue our Christianity Explored Bible Study,
for every age-group!
We have now a regular group of students,
so after having completed our studies on
the Gospel of Mark, we'll interact with the Gospel of Luke, using the Uncover material.

We run these public meetings hosted by the Café of the theatre we use for our Sunday meetings as church!





Uncover - See for Yourself!,
is an interactive Bible Study  created by UCCF to engage with Luke's Gospel, which was written as an investigation into the life and purpose of Jesus Christ.
Uncover will help us to investigate Jesus’ claims and experience the life he offers.

Tomorrow with Stefano we'll engage with Luke 18:31-19:10 and we'll see that by approaching Jesus as a teacher who could tell him how to get to God, the young man was taking the classic religious approach to life. It is the approach that says: “My life, my acceptance, my worth, my salvation are ultimately down to me and what I can do.” Jesus revealed to this man the inadequacy of this approach before God. The man didn’t need a religious teacher to show him what to do; he needed a Saviour to do for him what he couldn’t do himself.

Sunday Service, Visiting Preacher: Marco DEmo

Tomorrow we'll have our morning service
to worship God together and to proclaim
His Word in Budrio.






We are glad for the Lord's provision of the main room in
Le Torri dell'Acqua, the theatre&modern art-gallery right at the centre of Budrio, well known as a cultural meeting point.


At 10.30 we'll start our service.
We'll have with us Marco & Sarita Demo, from Turin. Marco works in one of the biggest Italian Christian publishing houses, and serves with Stefano @ YfC Italy national board.
Marco will preach from John 7:40-49:
Jesus is the Messiah!




Justin, Carli & Raffaela will lead our children's programme based on The Gospel Project for kids,
in which week by week kids engage with the same passages from Genesis and families will have activities to keep interacting with God's Word during the week.

Friday, 13 April 2018

Youth for Christ Italy: Board Meeting + Members annual meeting

Tomorrow morning Stefano will be at the National Board meeting of YfC Italy.

Please pray for all the board members to be led by God's wisdom and vision in dealing with the review of last year activities and especially for YfC Italy vision, goals and strategies for next year and the longer terms!


In the afternoon we'll also have the annual meeting of all the members from around Italy.
It will be a great opportunity to share our vision and prayer challenges!

Theology for Breakfast with Porterbrook!

Tomorrow we'll continue
with our meeting:  
Theology for Breakfast!

Following Luther's Table Talks example, we'll meet from 9am to 11am @ Central Café
in Mezzolara where, while enjoying a breakfast with capuccino & croissant or
bread + butter + jam,
we'll engage with God's Word discovering the beauty of theology in our everyday life!

We'll interact with the Porterbrook module:
The Bible in Missional Perspective.
With Justin we'll engage with Unit 5:
Our Solution Prefigured (conquest and David)

Together we'll walk through the Bible as the story of God's mission to redeem the world through his Son. We’ll find out why the church is so central to mission, and how to see everyday life through the Gospel lens.

Thursday, 12 April 2018

MySpace Club 4 Teens - Penalty & Glory



Tomorrow afternoon we'll have our
My Space Club 4 Teens
for this school-year.
We organize this club for local kids,
in partnership with Budrio Town Hall
as part of their after-school programme.

In this way we have a fantastic room
with a courtyard in Budrio Library
and the social workers are sending
some of the kids they follow.
As part of our club, we also offer help
with their English home-works.








 
Together we'll engage with the YfC Rock Solid material,
interacting with the theme: Penalty & Glory
We'll play lots of fun games like:  
Arrival Penalty, Many Rules Football,
Anthem Sing-Along, Collision?,
Tin Foil Trophies, 10 seconds facts,
Do it all!, World Cup Memory Challenge,
Flick Football, Three-Legged Football,
Play the Game! which will serve as illustrations to Stefano's Talk from  
1 Corinthians 10:31-11:1 where we'll see what does it mean to do all to the Glory of God
as we imitate Jesus!

Saturday, 7 April 2018

Baptismal service: Tony & Tiziana

Tomorrow at 4.00pm we'll have a
Baptismal Service 
to celebrate the Lord's work in
Tony & Tiziana's lives.






We are glad for the Lord's provision of the main room in
Le Torri dell'Acqua, the theatre&modern art-gallery right at the centre of Budrio, well known as a cultural meeting point.
Tony & Tiziana are husband & wife that we got to know through the after-school club for teens. We feel the privilege to baptize them together and to see how the Lord is working in their lives. Stefano will preach from Colossians 2:6-15, explaining the significance of the baptism as Jesus' ordinance, and our missional mandate!
We've invited many friends to the service. The town Councillor for the social politics will attend to represent the Town Hall. Join us in praying that the Lord's name will be glorified!

Thursday, 5 April 2018

MySpace Club 4 Teens - I can't see God



Tomorrow afternoon we'll have our
My Space Club 4 Teens
for this school-year.

We organize this club for local kids,
in partnership with Budrio Town Hall
as part of their after-school programme.

In this way we have a fantastic room
with a courtyard in Budrio Library
and the social workers are sending
some of the kids they follow.
As part of our club, we also offer help
with their English home-works.







 
Together we'll engage with the YfC Rock Solid material,
interacting with the theme: I can't see God


We'll play lots of fun games like:  
Blinkers, I can't see it,
What's in the box?, Get Thinking,
Make A Case, See the effects,
Questions = okay, Thomas returns,
The Search, The Jar of Life,
Smell but no see, Last minute thoughts,  
which will serve as illustrations to Justin's Talk from John 20:24-29 where we'll see what evidence we need to believe in Jesus!

Wednesday, 4 April 2018

AppGenesis - Mid-Week Bible Study - Genesis 48

Tomorrow evening we'll continue with
AppGenesis (Applying Genesis), 
our series of Mid-Week Bible Studies in which we'll keep interacting & applying what we're learning through the preaching in our Sunday Morning services.

Justin will lead this time where as 
church-family we'll engage with what 
we are studying from the book of 
Genesis chapter 48!

Saturday, 31 March 2018

Easter Family Service

Tomorrow at 10.30 we'll have our
Easter Family Service 
to worship God together and
to proclaim His Word in Budrio.





We are glad for the Lord's provision of the main room in
Le Torri dell'Acqua, the theatre&modern art-gallery right at the centre of Budrio, well known as a cultural meeting point.


With Stefano we'll engage with 
Luke 24:1-29: Why do you seek 
the living among the dead? 
He is not here, but has risen!

As church family, little ones and grown ups, we'll be exposed together to the amazing news of Jesus' Resurrection!
We'll do an activity together to remember how the Resurrection is still a good news is for us today!

Then we'll see how the Risen Lord preached about himself from the whole Scripture to the disciples on Emmaus road!

Justin will conclude with the celebration of the Lord's Supper,
engaging with Luke 24:30-35: The Lord has risen indeed!

Friday, 30 March 2018

Theology for Breakfast with Porterbrook!

Tomorrow we'll continue
with our meeting:  
Theology for Breakfast!

Following Luther's Table Talks example, we'll meet from 9am to 11am @ Central Café
in Mezzolara where, while enjoying a breakfast with capuccino & croissant or
bread + butter + jam,
we'll engage with God's Word discovering the beauty of theology in our everyday life!

We'll interact with the Porterbrook module:
The Bible in Missional Perspective.
With Stefano we'll engage with Unit 4:
Our Solution Pictured (Exodus and Sinai)

Together we'll walk through the Bible as the story of God's mission to redeem the world through his Son. We’ll find out why the church is so central to mission, and how to see everyday life through the Gospel lens.

Saturday, 24 March 2018

Sunday Service: Genesis 48

Tomorrow we'll have our morning service
to worship God together and to proclaim
His Word in Budrio.






We are glad for the Lord's provision of the main room in
Le Torri dell'Acqua, the theatre&modern art-gallery right at the centre of Budrio, well known as a cultural meeting point.


At 10.30 we'll start our service continuing our series on the book of Genesis.
With Justin we'll engage with  
Genesis 48: Redemption brings 
true blessing!
We'll be exposed to the beauty of Christ,
so that to proclaim with the apostle Paul:
I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me! Galatians 2:20





Giovanni, Marco & Raffaela will lead our children's programme based on The Gospel Project for kids,
in which week by week kids engage with the same passages from Genesis and families will have activities to keep interacting with God's Word during the week.

Sunday Service in Chiesa Forte Torre

Tomorrow morning we'll be with our friends from the Forte Torre a young church right at the centre of Bologna reaching out the city and university students.
Forte Torre is also part of that group of like-minded churches we are networking with in order to reach out the Bologna Area.

Tomorrow Stefano will preach from Ephesians 2:4-10
Do we still need The Sola Gratia today?

These will be the main points of the sermon:
I. Justice, Mercy, Grace
II. Grace Vs Works


Friday, 23 March 2018

YfC Italy - Bologna Training Course

Tomorrow we'll have the 4th and final meeting for for this academic year of the
YfC Italy - Bologna Training Course.

Susan, YfC Board Member, will teach about Teaching Scripture to teenagers.
Stefano, will teach about The pornography delusion Vs Jesus' lasting satisfaction!

Please pray for the teachers that we'll transmit Gospel clarity and Jesus' passion for the lost.
Pray also for the students, some of them are YfC staff, some are youth workers in their churches, and for Maura and Marco from our church, who regularly help at MySpace Budrio!


Thursday, 22 March 2018

MySpace Club 4 Teens - The Easter FanDom!



Tomorrow afternoon we'll have our
My Space Club 4 Teens
for this school-year.
We organize this club for local kids,
in partnership with Budrio Town Hall
as part of their after-school programme.

In this way we have a fantastic room
with a courtyard in Budrio Library
and the social workers are sending
some of the kids they follow.
As part of our club, we also offer help
with their English home-works.






 
Together we'll engage with the YfC Rock Solid material,
interacting with the theme: The Easter FanDom!



We'll play lots of fun games like:
Baseball FanDom, Ultimate fans,
Fan-Tastic Knowledge, He's Still Risen,
Super Simon Says, String Links,
Easter FanDom, Doubting Thomas,
Let's follow, Stick with me, which will serve as illustrations to Stefano's Talk from 
John 20:24-31 where we'll see how Jesus' resurrection gives us real life today!