Stefano & Jennifer Mariotti

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church-planting in Budrio, Italy

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Saturday, 27 February 2016

Sunday Service - John 17:20-26

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 with a
prayer time focused on our mission to
our community yet with a global vision.
We'll intercede specifically for Pakistan!

We'll also have a time to share praise&prayer points and subjects to be thankful for!



We'll continue our new series on:
The Gospel of John 14-17.

Stefano will preach from John 17:20-26
engaging the church with the High Priestly Prayer
of our Lord for us today!

Jenny will lead the time
with the little ones!

Giuseppe will conclude with a prayer time for the work at the Food Bank Collection!

Friday, 26 February 2016

Food-bank collection 2016 @ Budrio

Tomorrow 7 Christians from our church-plant and 3 friends from San Lazzaro church will be involved in helping at the 3rd food-bank collection for the needy families in Budrio organised by the town-hall in partnership with all the local associations who desire to serve those in need.

This event is part of the activities connected with the UN World Day of Social Justice, which promotes an active awareness for global development and
human dignity.
Serving @ 2015 Food-Bank Collection


Our desire is to support our community in serving and caring for the needy led by a clear Gospel intentionality.
We are really excited because a new friend we are getting to know and a mother & daughter from the MySpace club, have volunteered to serve alongside us. We'll also work alongside the scout's club of the local parish all day!

Last year we had a few good conversations about how we want to walk in the steps of a Lord who loved and cared for the needy, in showing that the man's greatest need is met only in the person of the Saviour! 
In the evening we'll also help @ the bring&share meal for all the volunteers, pray for many Gospel conversations!!!

Join us in praying that this year too we'll be able to be a blessing for our community and to live and share the Gospel!

Thursday, 25 February 2016

MySpace Club 4 Teens - A question of Power!



Tomorrow afternoon we'll have
the My Space Club 4 Teens
we offer during the school-year.
We organize this club for local kids,
where we also help them with their English home-works, in partnership with the Town Hall as part of their after-school programme.

We have a fantastic room with a courtyard in Budrio Library and the social workers are sending some kids with special needs or difficult backgrounds they follow.

Tomorrow we'll engage with the YfC Rock Solid material,
interacting with the theme of A question of Power!

We'll play lots of fun & interactive games such as: Masks and Musings, Build a Hero, Human Swing Ball, You Top Trumps, That's a wrap, Stick it to them & Behind the mask! which will serve as illustrations to the Talk given by Giuseppe from John 13: 1-17

Monday, 22 February 2016

Bologna Joint Prayer Meeting with Open Doors

Tomorrow evening we'll be @ the Bologna Joint Prayer Meeting with Open Doors Italy hosted by Chiesa Nuova Vita.

It will be a great opportunity to have updates about our brethren persecuted worldwide for the faith in Christ and to intercede for them!

Saturday, 20 February 2016

Sunday Service - John 17:1-19

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 with a
prayer time focused on our mission to
our community yet with a global vision.
We'll also have a time to share praise&prayer points and subjects to be thankful for!





We'll continue our new series on:
The Gospel of John 14-17.

Jonathan will preach from John 17:1-19
engaging the church with the Sacerdotal Prayer
of our Lord


Maria will lead the time
with the little ones!

Sunday Service @ Chiesa Evangelica di Reggio Emilia

Tomorrow morning we'll be with our friends from the
Chiesa Evangelica di Reggio Emilia.

Stefano will preach preach from Romans 15:13-33 
engaging the church in considering what it mean for us today 
"To strive in prayer to live for God's will".

Friday, 19 February 2016

Conference about New Poverty @ Budrio

Tomorrow morning we'll be @ the Conference about New forms of poverty organised by Budrio Town Hall.

This is part of the UN World Day of Social Justice to promote an
active awareness for global development and
human dignity.
 

This conference will also promote the Food Bank Collection organized for Saturday the 27th of February to which we'll actively participate as church-plant! 

Our desire is to support our community in serving and caring for the needy in being led by a clear Gospel intentionality.

Thursday, 18 February 2016

MySpace Club 4 Teens - All you need is love!



Tomorrow afternoon we'll have
the My Space Club 4 Teens
we offer during the school-year.

We organize this club for local kids,
where we also help them with their English home-works, in partnership with the Town Hall as part of their after-school programme.

We have a fantastic room with a courtyard in Budrio Library and the social workers are sending some kids with special needs or difficult backgrounds they follow.

Tomorrow we'll engage with the YfC Rock Solid material,
interacting with the theme of All you need is love!

We'll play lots of fun games such as: 
Dawn Chorus,
Family Chores Charades,
Communication Pie,
Speak Love, Speak Up & 
Getting Connected!
which will serve as illustrations to the Talk
given by Stefano from 1 Corinthians 13:4-8.


We'll also watch this movie about NIck Vujicic's life in understanding God's love!


Wednesday, 17 February 2016

Mid-week Meeting & Family Time


Tomorrow evening @ our home we'll have our Mid-week meeting & Family Time by the fireplace with roasted marshmallows!

The idea is to have an informal & relaxed evening to which invite our local friends and to have an interesting topic to interact with.


This time we'll have with us Giuseppe who will share about his missional experience in Senegal where he reached out the local community by serving them with Italian soccer clinics as well as teaching English classes.

Giuseppe is doing a YfC intership and till May he be based with us in Budrio!

Giuseppe will have a quiz for us about life in Senegal and we'll watch this video about experiencing Senegal!


Saturday, 13 February 2016

Sunday Service - John 16:16-33

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 with a
prayer time focused on our mission to
our community yet with a global vision.
We'll also have a time to share praise prayer points and subjects to be thankful for!




We'll continue our new series on:
The Gospel of John 14-17.

Stefano will preach from John 16:16-33,
together we'll engage with this question:
Is it possible to experiment joy and peace
in the midst of troubles and suffering?

Maria will lead the time
with the little ones!

To introduce the sermon question we'll watch this video about Charlotte Elliott's life!


Thursday, 11 February 2016

MySpace Club 4 Teens - Because I say so!



Tomorrow afternoon we'll have
the My Space Club 4 Teens
we offer during the school-year.




We organize this club for local kids,
where we also help them with their English home-works, in partnership with the Town Hall as part of their after-school programme.

We have a fantastic room with a courtyard in Budrio Library and the social workers are sending some kids with special needs or difficult backgrounds they follow.

Tomorrow we'll engage with the YfC Rock Solid material,
interacting with the theme of Because I say so!


We'll play lots of fun games such as:
The Animal Game,
Move the Maltesers,
Beat the Teacher, 21,
Create your School Uniform & 
Stand Up + Sit Down!
which will serve as illustrations to the Talk
given by Stefano from Ephesians 6:1-4.

Wednesday, 10 February 2016

Mid-week meeting - Being Church

Tomorrow evening we'll continue our mid-week series of studies on Church Membership & Confession of Faith.

Stefano will lead this meeting in which we'll interact with the catechistic & missional goal of
a confession of faith.
In the next months we'll
engage with every statement of The Gospel Coalition Confessional Statement.


This week we'll engage with the third statement:  
Creation of Humanity

We'll engage with the biblical concept of church membership and the importance of being the local body of Christ witnessing His Gospel in Budrio, while experiencing a biblical interdependency with the other local churches who share this Confessional Statements and the global body of Christ!

Saturday, 6 February 2016

Sunday Service - John 16:1-15

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 with a
prayer time focused on our mission to
our community yet with a global vision.
We'll also have a time to share praise prayer points and subjects to be thankful for!





We'll continue our new series on:
The Gospel of John 14-17.

Jonathan will preach from John 16:1-15



Jenny will lead the time
with the little ones!

Thursday, 4 February 2016

MySpace Club 4 Teens - Play Stations



Tomorrow afternoon we'll have
the My Space Club 4 Teens
we offer during the school-year.




We organize this club for local kids,
where we also help them with their English home-works, in partnership with the Town Hall as part of their after-school programme.

We have a fantastic room with a courtyard in Budrio Library and the social workers are sending some kids with special needs or difficult backgrounds they follow.

Tomorrow we'll have a "Play Stations"
a special afternoon with group work stations.

Kids will have to go through 4 different stations where we'll engage with the theme of engaging different cultures.
 
They'll have to build a bridge to another community, to draw a Picasso face blindfolded, 
to complete a song in English and to do a quiz about 
culture in Senegal. We'll conclude with an interview to Giuseppe a missionary in Dakar.