Stefano & Jennifer Mariotti

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Monday, 26 June 2017

Exch@nge Camp - DAY1 - Missing The Master



Great 1st day at the 2017 English Sport Camp Exch@nge Budrio.
We have 40 local kids from 11 to 17 years-old!
This morning we started with our first Talk from Luke 12:42-47. Stefano lead this time challenging kids to think about the way they're expecting The Lord's return!
The American kids in every group answered to this question: In what way are you waiting for Christ’s return? 

In the morning we played Basketball and Baseball with the Houston Team.

In the afternoon we hosted the Taekwondo team from Budrio.

Saturday, 24 June 2017

Sunday Family Service: 1 Corinthians 3:6

Tomorrow we'll have a special 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.

At 10.30 we'll start our Family Service with a celebration for the children that completed this school-year of the Gospel Project!

Rodney Bohls, from Bethel of Houston church, will then preach to us from
1 Corinthians 3:6

After we'll have a fellowship lunch
@ the park.

In the afternoon we'll have a training session to prepare for
the Exch@nge Camp starting on Monday!

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Serving, Celebrating, Fellowshipping!

Tomorrow evening Stefano & William,
will serve @ Budrio Bier Fest.
We've been invited as church to help at this community event, which is always a great opportunity to serve & connect with our community.
On Friday evening Justin & Tiziana will help as waiters, whereas as church we'll enjoy a meal @ the festival, while fellowshipping with the Team from Houston which comes to serve @ our Exch@nge Camp!

Saturday, 17 June 2017

Christianity Explored @ Le Torri Lounge

Tomorrow afternoon we'll have our monthly
Christianity Explored Course,
for every age-group!

Christianity Explored is a great way to give people space and time to think about the big questions of life.

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


Tomorrow with Stefano we'll engage with John 16:7-8 
The Holy Spirit!

Over 10 sessions in Mark's Gospel, we'll find out about the life and the teachings of the person at the heart of the Christian faith - Jesus Christ.

Sunday Service: Genesis 29:1-20


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 Stefano we'll engage with
Genesis 29:1-20: A series of unbelievable coincidences!
We'll be exposed to the beauty of Christ,
who, "when the fullness of time had come, God sent forth, to redeem those who were under the law, so that we might receive adoption as sons"! Galatians 4:4-5







Justin & Carli will lead our children's programme based on
The Gospel Project, 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, 15 June 2017

Family Time - Ice-cream with Will


This evening we'll have a special Family Time as church.

We'll meet at a local Ice-cream Shop in Budrio, which is sponsoring our summer camp, for an Ice-cream with Will.

Will is part of the team from
Bethel Church of Houston that partner with us in organizing the Exch@nge summer Camp for Budrio teens!

William will be with us for a week before the camp to help in many practical ways and this evening is a good opportunity for the church to get to know him better!

Saturday, 10 June 2017

Family Service - Being Church

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 have a special Family Service for the conclusion of our journey through adopting our confession of faith and vision for ministry.

During the service we'll have the dedication of Stefano & Justin as pastors of the church.

Then Justin will preach on Unity in Christ
from Philippians 2:1-9

Thursday, 8 June 2017

2Days of Community - Serving, Celebrating, Enjoying


Tomorrow evening Stefano, Justin, Nino & Marco
from our church will serve alongside many local volunteers @ the Mezzolara Beer Festival Attenti al Luppolo!

It is a great opportunity to get to know new people in a friendly environment while serving food, doing the washing up or recycling rubbish together.

Join us in praying that we'll be able to serve and work alongside our community with the love of Christ and that there will be opportunities to share the Gospel and our hope in the Lord!




On Saturday, we'll have a church family time with a traditional cherry picking morning!

It's a fun time for our families,
and an opportunity to enjoy God's nature alongside others families from this region!



Wednesday, 7 June 2017

AppGenesis - Mid-Week Bible Study - Genesis 28

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.

Stefano will lead this time where as 
church-family we'll engage with what 
we are studying from the book of 
Genesis chapters 28!

Saturday, 3 June 2017

Sunday Service: Genesis 28:10-22

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 Stefano we'll engage with
Genesis 28:10-22: Grace Vs Religion!
We'll be exposed to the beauty of Christ,
who, applying Jacob's dream to himself, said: "you will see heaven opened, 
and the angels of God ascending and descending on the Son of Man"!
John 1:51







Justin & Carli will lead our children's programme based on
The Gospel Project, 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!

Wednesday, 31 May 2017

Prayer & Envisioning Meeting

Tomorrow evening we'll have our mid-week prayer & envisioning meeting.

Justin will lead
this time focused on Praying God's Word!



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!

Saturday, 27 May 2017

Sunday Service: Genesis 28:1-9

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 28:1-9: A question of identity!
We'll be exposed to the beauty of Christ,
the only one who can give direction, identity and a mission to our lives and our church!







Nazario & Maria will lead our children's programme based on
The Gospel Project, 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, 25 May 2017

MySpace Club 4 Teens - Summer of Giving!



Tomorrow afternoon we'll have
the 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: Summer of Giving!

We'll play lots of fun games like: 
Don't waist your summer, Colour Challenge, Best Gift Ever, Why Give?, 
Peculiar Diagnosis, Kindness, Greater Love, What's in my hand? Gift List, & 
Perfect Prezzies, which will serve as illustrations to Stefano's Talk from
John 15:12-14 where we'll discover why
there isn't greater love than Jesus'!

Wednesday, 24 May 2017

AppGenesis - Mid-Week Bible Study - Genesis 26-27

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 chapters 26-27!

Saturday, 20 May 2017

Christianity Explored @ Le Torri Lounge

Tomorrow afternoon we'll have our monthly
Christianity Explored Course,
for every age-group!

Christianity Explored is a great way to give people space and time to think about the big questions of life.

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

Tomorrow with Stefano we'll engage with Mark 14:1-16:8 
Jesus' Resurrection!

Over 10 sessions in Mark's Gospel, we'll find out about the life and the teachings of the person at the heart of the Christian faith - Jesus Christ.

Sunday Service: Genesis 27

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 Stefano we'll engage with Genesis 27:  
Eyes that do not see!
We'll be exposed to the beauty of Christ,
sent by the Father to give sight to the blind and to set at liberty those who are oppressed!






Justin & Carli will lead our children's programme based on
The Gospel Project, 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, 19 May 2017

Porterbrook - Campus Bologna - Module: Culture

Tomorrow from 3.30pm to 7.00 pm in Nuova Vita Church
we'll continue the 2016-2017 Academic Year of
Porterbrook - Campus Bologna.




Stefano will teach the module Culture.
In this session, students will interact with these units:

7. Music: Twenty One Pilots / Stressed out
8. TV: MasterChef Italia
9. Book: The Commissario Brunetti series



Understanding culture is a complex task.
Christians have to find points of connection and difference with their cultural context to present the gospel clearly. This course helps with that task but goes further to show us how to do that creatively. This course will stretch you to think biblically and creatively about popular culture. It provides you with a theological tool kit to engage with film, music and computer games.

Thursday, 18 May 2017

MySpace Club 4 Teens - Music for your heart!



Tomorrow afternoon we'll have
the My Space Club 4 Teens
we offer during the 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: Music for your heart!
 

We'll play lots of fun games like:
Our summer playlist, Name that tune,  
Word or music, Blindfold musical chairs,  
Write a banger/song, Songs that mean the most, 
What is worship, Songs of the Bible, Testimony, 
Lady hmmmmmm, Listen to something new, 
Song to God, Listen this week, which will serve as illustrations to Justin's Talk from Psalm 23 
where we'll discover why we can sing that 
the Lord is our Shepherd!