Stefano & Jennifer Mariotti

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church-planting in Budrio, Italy

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Saturday, 28 January 2017

Sunday Service: Chris Brown from San Lazzaro 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 start our service
with a time of worship and prayer.
It will be great to have with us the Brown Family.
 
Chris is the director of  IFES Bologna
and co-pastor of San Lazzaro church.

Chris will preach from Mark 1:40-2:12
"Purity & Forgiveness"







Nino & Jeny will lead our children's programme based on
The Gospel Project, in which week by week kids engage with God's Word and families will have activities to keep interacting on the same Bible passage during the week!

Friday, 27 January 2017

Budrio Walk for Peace

Tomorrow afternoon we'll be at the first
Walk for Peace in Budrio
walking through the most significant 
places of worship and community of our town. 

This event promoted by the Town Hall,
desires to give a positive answer in this time of fear and uncertainty after the events in Paris, Nice, Berlin, Ankara and Aleppo!

As a church we decided to adhere to this event alongside other religious and cultural associations as an opportunity to share the true peace that only Jesus can give.







We were asked to choose a "man of peace" to embody the Evangelical view of a peacemaker, so we thought to introduce Budrio community to the figure of John Newton and his conversion from rebel to preacher, from slave-trader to campaigner for the abolition of the African slave trade.


In the booklet distributed during the day 
by Budrio Town Hall,
we wrote this great quote by John Newton

God has given us His infallible Word, 
and promised us His infallible Spirit—
to guide us into all necessary truth! 

In the study of His infallible Word, 
and in dependence upon His infallible Spirit, none can miss the way of peace and salvation, who are sincerely desirous to find it.

 
During the walk, the first stop will be @ 
the theatre we rent for our Sunday services.
While people will walk through
we'll sing Amazing Grace whose words
people will be able to read in the booklet.

At the end of the walk,
we'll all meet in Budrio main square
where Stefano will have the first speech
to present the Biblical view of peace with God and between men.

Please pray for this great Gospel opportunity!

Thursday, 26 January 2017

MySpace Club 4 Teens - Walking in Peace!



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. 











Tomorrow for the forthcoming Walk for Peace in Budrio,
we'll engage with the YfC Rock Solid material,
interacting with the theme: Walking in Peace!

We'll play lots of fun & interactive games like: Fishing for Dummies, Nobel Peace Prize, Race for Peace, Peace Pole, Peace Associations, Peace or no Peace, The Missing Peace, PeaceMakers, Human Etch-a-Sketch, 100%Peace of Mind, Scrubs-Kitten-Therapy & Peace Plasters, which will serve as illustrations to Stefano's Talk from Matthew 5:9!

Wednesday, 25 January 2017

App Genesis - Mid-Week Bible Study - Genesis 12-13

Tomorrow evening we'll continue with
App Genesis (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 12-13!

Tuesday, 24 January 2017

Budrio Vocational-School RE Project

Tomorrow morning,
Stefano & Justin will be @ the Vocational-School of Budrio.
We'll speak to a 2 year class during their RE lesson as part of a project to introduce students to the different religious communities in Budrio.

We've been asked to explain who we are, our history, what we believe and how we live our faith in the community.
We'll start our presentation with some clips from the Luther movie, connecting with the 500th anniversary of Reformation, when in 1517 Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses to the Wittenberg door.


Yet, our main goal is to engage kids with the 5 Solas of Reformation which still today is a great summary of who we are and what we believe!

Then we'll explain how Jesus' extraordinary Gospel of Grace transform ordinary people who live ordinary lives to have a passion for sharing Jesus' love to their community!

This is our desire to live a Gospel-centred life in Budrio!


Saturday, 21 January 2017

Uncover Luke 4 older teens - Evidence C: A tale of two sons

Tomorrow afternoon we'll have Uncover Luke,
a programme 4 older teens to help them
interacting with the Gospel!
We run these meetings once a month in the Café of the theatre we use for our Sunday meetings as church.

Uncover - See for Yourself!, is an interactive Bible Study for Young Adults 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 we'll engage with Luke 15:11–24 and we'll see that when the rebel, prostitute-loving son, comes home, the moral religious son stays outside and is lost forever. We'll ask ourselves: which one are we?

Sunday Service: Genesis 13

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 Chapters 13
God's Promise is our promise!
We'll be exposed to the beauty of Christ:
it is by Grace that in Jesus we are justified by faith as spiritual descendants of Abraham!









Stefano & 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, 19 January 2017

MySpace Club 4 Teens - #NoFilter's Life!



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. 









Tomorrow we'll engage with the YfC Rock Solid material,
interacting with the theme: #NoFilter's Life!!


We'll play lots of fun & interactive games like: What your Instagram Filter says about you?, #baptistprep_italy, Animals or Humans, Photoshop-me, What would you like to change?, Instagram Trivia, #FollowTheLeader, #GetTagged #GetPegged, Encouraging Hand & Through The Filter which will serve as illustrations to Stefano's Talk from Psalm 139!

Wednesday, 18 January 2017

Prayer & Envisioning Meeting

Tomorrow evening we'll have our mid-week prayer & envisioning meeting. Justin will lead this time in which, after the pastors' fraternal we hosted yesterday, we'll intercede for the Bologna family of churches we are partnering with.





We'll also pray for the coming March for Peace, in which we'll have an opportunity to share from John Newton's conversion the Peace we have in Jesus!





Our desire is to keep committing to the Lord in prayer all we think, plan and do, so to be guided by Hid wisdom and vision.


We also work to build up our church to have a passion for our community with a global vision for the world-wide work of the Lord!

Saturday, 14 January 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.


Over 10 sessions in Mark's Gospel, we'll find out more about the life of the person at the heart of the Christian faith - Jesus Christ.
Tomorrow with Stefano we'll engage with Mark 4:35-41 Why did Jesus come?.

We'll run these meetings hosted by
the Café of the theatre we use for our
Sunday meetings as church.

Sunday Service: Genesis 12

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 Chapters 12
Our Covenantal God keeps His promises!
We'll be exposed to the beauty of Christ:
the goal of God's Covenantal revelatory program and the Good News for the nations!








Justin & Maura 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, 12 January 2017

MySpace Club 4 Teens - New Year Resolutions!



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. 





Tomorrow we'll engage with the YfC Rock Solid material, interacting with the theme: New Year Resolution!



We'll play lots of fun & interactive games like: The Eating Game, Cat Resolutions, Twitter's gone crazy..., A Tangled Promise, Promise Pong, Into Your Own Hands, Looking Forward, Stand Out, Feather Racing, Resolution Maker & New Year Promises which will serve as illustrations to the Talk given by Justin from Genesis 17!

Wednesday, 11 January 2017

App Genesis - Mid-Week Bible Study

Tomorrow evening we'll continue with
App Genesis (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 9-11!

Saturday, 7 January 2017

Sunday Service: Genesis 10-11

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 Chapters 10-11
God's Mission Vs. Building a tower for our name! 
We'll be exposed to the beauty of Christ the Redeemer Lamb who will be worshipped by every nation, peoples and languages.
Revelations 7:9-10







Giovanni & 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, 4 January 2017

Mid-week Meeting & Family Time



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


We've invited a few friends and the idea is to have an informal group discussion on an interesting topic.
This month we'll talk about New Year Resolutions!