May 13, 2022 ANNOUNCEMENTSBaptismWhen we re-orient our lives around and loving like Jesus we are made new. Baptism is a celebration of this commitment and time to share how God is transforming us. Baptism is this picture of how the gospel changes lives. It's a remembering of that moment or season where you said "yes" to God - His love, His forgiveness, His purpose for you life.Baptism weekend will be May 28th and 29th. Baptism Prep Classes will be held in the Fireside Room after each service on May 14th, 15th, 21st, and 22nd. Registration is not required.There will be an online Baptism Prep class offered on May 22nd at 1 PM. If you are interested in this, please register here to receive the Zoom link for the online class.Grade 4/5/6 Fun Night - Color Me CrazyGrade 4/5/6 Fun Night is a great time for kids to connect with others, bring friends and have a blast.Back by popular demand… on May 27th, we are excited to hold another COLOR ME CRAZY! Dress to be outside and wear old closed toe shoes, clothing that can get messy and bring eye protection! Invite your friends too. Registration is required.Drop off begins at 6:15 PM and pick up will be at 8:30 PM. All children must be signed out by a parent, guardian or designated adult at the end of the evening.General Assembly Volunteer OpportunitiesGeneral Assembly is a national gathering held every two years by The Alliance Canada. This year, General Assembly will be hosted, in-person and online, at Sherwood Park Alliance Church on July 5-8.In order for General Assembly to run smoothly - we need you! Consider some of the volunteer opportunities and register today! After each of the services this weekend, head out to the Atrium and connect with a General Assembly volunteer coordinator for more information.For more information about General Assembly, schedule, attending etc., please visit allianceassembly.comBurundi ProjectIn 2008, Sherwood Park Alliance Church, along with Food for the Hungry (FH), partnered with the community of Kayanza Burundi as they began their 10 year journey out of poverty and into sustainability. In 2018, we rejoiced with the community as they accomplished their goals and began to thrive! Many of our Sherwood Park Alliance Chruch families were connected to this project either through child sponorship, donations, prayer and opportunites to visit Burundi.To look back on our journey with the community of Kayanza and FH, please see this video. To learn more about FH Canada, please visit www.fhcanada.org.Online EnhancementThe public weekend gathering is no longer the front door - the digital presence and online experience of church is overwhelmingly our first point of connection with the spiritually curious, and an essential method for initiating and fostering discipling relationships within our congregation. Streaming online is more than a broadcast - it's a platform with which to nuture meaningful connections with online viewers.The hybrid church is the new normal.To help support this new normal, we are launching an Online Ministry Enhancement campaign. For more information please see spac.ca/online.Serve With UsWe believe that actively serving not only brings us closer to God, but reminds us to love others like he does. Through serving, you'll use the unique ways that God has gifted you to help create welcoming environments where he can change lives.There are many opportunities to get involved. Go to spac.ca/serve to learn more. Family NewsDo you have Family News you'd like to share with our church family? Email firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know!NewsletterIf you are newer to the church or just haven't yet signed up to receive the weekly eNews, perhaps you would like to. This is a great way to stay connected with all that is happening around this community! Go to spac.ca/enews to subscribe.