Stefano & Jennifer Mariotti

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Saturday, 26 May 2018

Sunday Service: Christ in the faith of Noah - Hebrews 11:7

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 Hebrews 11-12.
With Stefano we'll engage
with Hebrews 11:7: 
Christ in the faith of Noah!
We'll ask ourselves: how are we waiting the Lord's return? For as were the days of Noah, so will be the coming of the Son of Man! Matthew 24:37



Nino, 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.

Thursday, 24 May 2018

MySpace Club 4 Teens - Free Indeed!



Tomorrow afternoon we'll have
our last 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: Free Indeed!
We'll play lots of games like: 
Get Free, Yes Way / No Way, 
Snake in the Gutter, Picture This,
Future Champ, We Knee'd You,
That's Impossible, Freedom,
which will serve as illustrations to 
Justin's Talk from John 8:36, where we'll see how with all our expectations facing the Summer Holidays' freedom, only  Jesus
can sets us free, so we'll be free indeed!

Wednesday, 23 May 2018

AppHebrews11-12 - Mid-Week Bible Study - Hebrews 11:1-6

Tomorrow evening we'll continue 
with AppHebrews11-12  
(Applying Hebrews 11-12), our series of 
Mid-Week Bible Studies in which we'll keep interacting with what we're learning through the preaching in our Sunday services.
Stefano will lead this time where as 
church-family we'll engage with what 
we are studying from Hebrews 11:1-6!

Saturday, 19 May 2018

Sunday Service: Christ in the faith of Enoch - Hebrews 11:5-6

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 Hebrews 11-12.
With Justin we'll engage
with Hebrews 11:5-6: 
Christ in the faith of Enoch!
We'll see what does it mean to walk with God, since when we were dead in our trespasses, He made us alive together with Christ and raised us up with him! Ephesians 2:5-6




 
Jenny & Matteo 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, 18 May 2018

Prayer Meeting for the Nation


Tomorrow afternoon
 we'll join with 5 churches 
from the Bologna Area for a  
Prayer Meeting for the Nation of Italy!

We will intercede together 

for our national authorities, 
for the police, 
for the social opportunities 
and challenges in our nation
and for the Church of 
Christ in Italy!

MySpace Club 4 Teens - Know the Rules!



This 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: Know the Rules!
We'll play lots of games like: 
Rules Relay, Real/Fake Law, Our Rules, 
Rules for life, Despicable Me's Rules, 
The Rule Book, How do you write a rule?, Matthew/Mark/Luke/John, Pirates' Rules, 
Free at Last, Take-Away, which will serve
as illustrations to Stefano's Talk
from Romans 5:20-22 where we'll see
how Jesus doesn't dismiss the law
but in fulfilling it, gives us grace and life!

Saturday, 12 May 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 22:66-71, 23:13-25, 32-56 and we'll see that on the one hand, Jesus is coming as the long-promised Jewish Messiah. On the other hand, he’s a dead man walking. Repeatedly Jesus has told his followers that awaiting him in Jerusalem are betrayal, arrest and execution at the hands of the authorities. How can Jesus be both a conquering king and at the same time one who is going to be murdered by his enemies?

Sunday Service: Christ in the faith of Abel - Hebrews 11:1-4

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 introducing our new series on Hebrews 11-12.
With Stefano we'll engage
with Hebrews 11:1-4: 
Christ in the faith of Abel!
We'll be exposed to the beauty of Christ,
the mediator of a new covenant, whose sprinkled blood speaks a better word than the blood of Abel! Hebrews 12:24



 
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.

Thursday, 10 May 2018

MySpace Club 4 Teens - Get Going!



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: Get Going!

We'll play lots of games like: 
Head Shoulders Knees & Cups, Are you looking?
How to change the world, What's in your hand?,
A different world, Money jars, Power of a letter, 
Highlight, Relay race morale, Circles, Secret Mission, which will serve as illustrations to Justin's Talk from John 13:34 where we'll see how Jesus' life turns our lives upside-down!

Wednesday, 9 May 2018

AppGenesis - Mid-Week Bible Study - Genesis 50

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

Justin will lead this time where as 
church-family we'll engage with what 
we've studied from the book of 
Genesis chapter 50!

Sunday, 6 May 2018

Elect Exiles - Acts29 Europe Conference

Tomorrow we'll leave to participate @ 2018 Acts29 Europe Conference
in Belgrade.

The theme is Elect Exiles,
planting & growing 
healthy churches in a 
hostile environment.

This conference is for all who,
as elect exiles, want to live out the gospel in every area of life - church planters, church leaders, church members.

Philip Moore, Acts29 Europe Director,
will give an update about the spiritual & missional situation in Europe. 
Matt Chandler will teach from 1 Peter, which was written to elect exiles.
That description sums up our identity and experience in Europe.
Steve Timmis will teach about Gospel-centredness, because planting and growing healthy churches means keeping the gospel at the centre of all that we do, as churches,
as leaders, as disciples.
Tony Merida will teach about Church in Hard Places & Gospel-Centred Preaching.

Saturday, 5 May 2018

Sunday Service, Visiting Preacher: Gianpaolo Aranzulla

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 Gianpaolo & Susan Aranzulla, from Forte Torre Church in Bologna. Gianpaolo serves with Stefano at The Gospel Coalition Italia.
Gianpaolo will preach from Psalm 115: Not to us, O LORD. Together we'll see how the perennial proclamation of God's people, overturns the derisions of the world, and calls to confide in the Lord's care.




Giovanni & Stefania 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, 4 May 2018

Serving our community @ the 5th Budrio Food Bank Collection


Tomorrow we'll be involved from 7am to 1pm 
in helping at the 5th food-bank collection  
for the needy families in Budrio 
organised by the town-hall in partnership 
with all the local associations.

We are very excited that our church 
is taking part in this event, and that 
all the young Christians are happily involved!

Join us in praying that we'll be able 
to be a blessing for our community and 
to live and share the Gospel in many practical ways!

Thursday, 3 May 2018

Outreach with YfC Netherlands @ Budrio High School


Tomorrow morning we'll conclude
our Sport Outreach in Budrio
with the team from YfC Netherlands.

We'll be @ Budrio High School
from 8am to 10am playing @
Volley Square & SpikeBall
with about 40 students!

The team will have the opportunity
to have group discussions with Italian teenagers and to share about their life
and hope in the Lord!

Wednesday, 2 May 2018

MySpace Club 4 Teens - What does Poverty look like?



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 does Poverty look like?



We'll play lots of games like:
Penny Chinny, Coin spinners 
What is poverty, Compassion Italia & Poverty,
What good is it?, Nothing back,
Giving something up, Eyes open,
Playdough, which will serve as illustrations
to Stefano's Talk from 2 Corinthians 8:9
where we'll see that though Jesus was rich, yet for our sake he became poor, so that we by his poverty might become rich!

Outreach with YfC Netherlands @ Budrio Middle School & High School

Tomorrow morning with the team
from YfC Netherlands,
we'll be @ Budrio Middle School
from 9am to 11am engaging with 4classes
playing @ Volley Square & SpikeBall!

Then from 12am to 2 pm
we'll be @ Budrio High School,
where Jenny teaches Conversational English,
playing @ Volley Square & SpikeBall 
with about 40 students!

Join us in praying for good Gospel conversations both with students and
their PE & English teachers!

Tuesday, 1 May 2018

Outreach with YfC Netherlands @ Budrio Middle School & HUB for underage asylum seekers


Tomorrow we'll host in Budrio a team from YfC Netherlands.

In the morning we'll be @
Budrio Middle School from 9am to 1pm engaging with about 160 students.

The team will teach kids how to play @
Volley Square & SpikeBall,
at the end of every lesson,
they'll have the opportunity to share
about their life and hope in the Lord!



In the afternoon we'll be from
4pm to 6pm @ the Budrio HUB 
for under-age asylum seekers,
playing @ Volley Square & SpikeBall,
and sharing Jesus' love with them!

In the evening the whole church
will join for a Pizza of the Nations,
where while enjoying a good Italian pizza,
we'll have the opportunity to get to know
each other and sharing the goodness of
the Lord of the nations!

Sunday, 29 April 2018

First Conference of The Gospel Coalition Italia

Tomorrow will start the first two-days conference of  TGCi - The Gospel Coalition Italia.

Four of the Council Members will develop theme:
Guarding the Good Deposit of the Gospel,
from 2 Timothy!











The main sessions will be lead by Mark Oden, Pietro Ciavarella, Giampaolo Aranzulla and Stefano Mariotti.

Watch the video presentation of the conference,
done by Don Carson:


We're very excited that 12 people from our church will attend the TGCi conference.
For most of them it's the very first Christian conference they'll attend.

Join us in praying that it will be a fruitful experience to build a missional DNA in Italian churches and to enlarge our vision for God's kingdom, while we build our churches to be Gospel centred in every sphere!

Saturday, 28 April 2018

Sunday Service: Genesis 50

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 concluding our series on the book of Genesis.
With Stefano we'll engage
with Genesis 50: 
The peace of God's Sovereignty!
We'll be exposed to the beauty of Christ,
who, once and for all, freed us from death,
and the slavery of sin! Romans 7:15-25





 
Nino, 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.