November eNews

Our new logo plus more from the Congregational Meeting

On Sunday, October 20, Jacob’s Well held a congregational meeting in the sanctuary after each of our gatherings. Tim Keel shared about our ongoing thoughts on the development of our space and our future direction. We are going to begin using a OneFund concept to help encourage participation and growing our overall culture of generosity at Jacob’s Well.

In addition, Isaac Anderson presented an opportunity for a local after school program. You can read more below.

Lastly, Tim shared about the work of our branding team led by Nate Lewis and consisting of Ian DavidsonAmanda RaymundoLee BurnerJannele Mastin,Maureen Lunn, and Tim Keel. (Custom lettering was done by Sam Lewis) You’ll begin to see the new marks around JW in the coming weeks.

If you weren’t able to attend the congregational meeting you can listen to it in its entiretyHERE.

Community Compass, November 10

Want to know more about Jacob’s Well? Sign up for our next Community Compass to hear from Tim Keel and learn about our history, core values and practices. We will have two options this month – immediately following both the 11:00am and 5:30pm gatherings. Lunch/dinner and childcare will be provided. Sign up HERE.

Infant/Young Children Baptisms & Dedications,

November 17

We will be doing baptisms and dedications for infants and young children on November 17th at all three gatherings. If you would like to have your child/children baptized or dedicated, you can register HERE. There is a parents’ meeting on Monday, November 11th at 6:30pm. Childcare is provided for those who RSVP on the registration form.

5:30 Gathering Potluck, November 17

PotluckJoin us for a potluck after the 5:30pm gathering on Sunday, November 17th; we’ll start around 7:15pm for a little pre-Thanksgiving celebration! Bring a food dish to share, your own plates, bowls, and utensils (we will have some extras if you forget). Come on out and meet some new people and eat some good food! Questions? Email Jessi Marcus.

Advent Workshop

Tuesday, November 19, 6:30 – 8pm

Want to engage Christ in new ways this Advent? Join us in Banner Hall on Tuesday, November 19th, 6:30-8:00, to make Jesse trees and Advent wreaths and get some excellent take-home resources for Advent. We’ll provide all of the materials; cost is $5/individual or $10/family! All are invited.
To register for this event, click HERE.

Two Great Serving Opportunities


Chalkboard Calendar

Each month the large chalkboard in the foyer is beautifully updated with what’s going on that month by folks in the JW community, from professional artists to art students to just people with nice handwriting! Now scheduling for the 2014 chalkboard! If you’re interested in designing a month, please email Maureen Lunn.

5:30 Gathering – Communion Servers & Hosts Needed

If you regularly attend the 5:30 gathering and would like to serve communion or be a greeter on a monthly basis, please email Maureen Lunn.

Rosedale Ridge: Looking for an after-school program coordinator

Rosedale Ridge is an apartment complex near Jacob’s Well (in KCK), and is home to dozens of smart, creative, and energetic kids. The RR community is looking for someone to direct their on-site after-school program, and though JW isn’t responsible for hiring, we’re trying to help the oversight committee by recommending a potential candidate.
This is a five-days-a-week, Monday-through-Friday position: a couple hours each afternoon following school (about 4 pm to 6 pm), with another 5-10 hours of off-site prep time built in, for a total of 15-20 hours per week. The position carries a stipend of $1,500 a month.
The position will involve the following:
* Planning diverse and creative after-school activities — educational (like tutoring) and recreational (outdoor games, cooking, music activities, etc.) — for somewhere between 20 – 45 kids
* Creating an environment that’s highly structured, stimulating, and safe (i.e. dealing with potential behavioral issues, including bullying)
* Creating a framework for training and overseeing volunteers to help with the program
* Additionally, Jacob’s Well would love to see this person create a bridge between JW and Rosedale by looking for ways to invite other JWers to help with the after-school program
If you have questions, or are interested in discussing this opportunity further, please contact Isaac Anderson.

Night of Preparation

Friday, November 29, 7-8pm

The day after Thanksgiving is the biggest shopping day of the year.Turn it upside down by joining us in the Sanctuary on November 29 at 7pm to enter into the story of Advent as a community. The evening is an opportunity to be silent, reflect, and respond as we worship Christ the King.

Calendar of Events

Daylight Savings Ends – Sunday, November 3

Community Compass – Sunday, November 10, following 11am & 5:30pm gatherings

Infant/Children’s Baptism/Dedication – Sunday, November 17, all gatherings

Advent Workshop for Families – Tuesday, November 19 from 6:30 – 8:00pm

Night of Preparation – Friday, November 29 from 7-8pm