Stefano & Jennifer Mariotti

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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!

Wednesday, 17 May 2017

Outreach with YfC Netherlands + Evening Prayer Walk in Budrio

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


 





In the morning we'll be @ Budrio Middle School from 9am to 2pm engaging with 12 classes during their English Lesson. The team will have the opportunity
to share about their life and hope in the Lord!


In the afternoon we'll be from 4pm to 6pm @ Budrio HUB for under-age asylum seekers, playing Rubgy with Christian Scottish Rugby player Colin White.

Pray that in engaging with these kids, mainly from Africa and mainly Muslims we'll be able to share Jesus' Love for them!


In the evening we'll have our first Prayer Walk in Budrio as church.

We'll walk through Budrio's key places of community and of Gospel Opportunities, interceding for our town and fellow-citizens!

Saturday, 13 May 2017

Joint service in Bologna

Tomorrow morning we'll have a joint service in Bologna with the churches we are working with to reach out this area!

Thursday, 11 May 2017

MySpace Club 4 Teens - Why Pray?



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: Why Pray?
 
We'll play lots of fun games like:
Run/Write/Communicate, Paper challenge, The bribe, Prayer help, WhyPray?, Silent Answer, For the birds, Invisible, Answered, Robots, Anything/Anything, which will serve as illustrations to Justin's Talk from Luke 11:5-10 where we'll discover why Jesus teaches us to pray our Father!

Wednesday, 10 May 2017

Prayer & Envisioning Meeting

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

Justin will lead this time focused on Praying with the Psalms!


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, 6 May 2017

Sunday Service: Genesis 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 continuing our series on the book of Genesis.
With Justin we'll engage with
Genesis chapter 26:  
Is history repeating itself?
We'll be exposed to the beauty of Christ,
who saves sinners and transforms them
into disciples!







Nino & Jenny 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, 5 May 2017

Sport Outreach & FoodBank Collection!

Tomorrow we'll have an intense day of reaching out & serving our community in Budrio!

In the morning we'll be @ Budrio High-School with 2 classes.







We'll run a Rugby Clinic with Scottish former Rugby Player Colin White, who played for Scotland Sevens when they defeated South Africa at Murrayfield. Colin will share with high-school kids his passion for Rugby, but above all, his passion for Jesus!


Tomorrow we'll also be involved from 7am to 8pm in helping at the 4th 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 many friends we are getting to know in Budrio, have happily accepted to join us in this service for our community!

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

Thursday, 4 May 2017

MySpace Club 4 Teens - Freedom!



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: Freedom!
We'll play lots of fun games like:
Cheesepufs' Challenge, DodgeMud, 
Free the bear, Worse/Worser/Worserer, Braveheart & Freedom, The Great Escape, Let go/Let GOD, For Freedom, which will serve as illustrations to Stefano's Talk from John 8:30-36 where we'll discover that only in Jesus we know the truth that set us free!

School Outreach - Soccer & Basketball


Tomorrow we'll spend the whole morning @
Budrio Middle School for a day of Sport and Outreach with Soccer & Basketball!




From 8.00 to 10.00 am we'll have a Soccer clinic with Salvatore Mundula. Salvatore is a professional Soccer referee and an intern @ Nuova Vita Church in Bologna.


Then from 10.00 to 12.00 am we'll have a Basketball Clinic run by the Christian basketballer Rae Lin D'Alie.

Finally from 12.00 am to 2.00 pm,
Salvatore will run another Soccer Clinic.

Pray with us for Salvatore & Rae Lin, so that while playing soccer & basket with kids, will be able to share their faith and joy in the Lord!