26 Oct We Love Missions at Mosaic
As we highlighted this past Sunday, one of our core values is Mission. Here at Mosaic, our hope is to live out this value through three main ways: local outreach and partnerships, church planting, and short-term mission trips. Our hope is much more than for the people in our community to go on a trip together. Our vision is to make God known throughout the world and short-term mission trips are a tangible way to create space for encounters with God, community transformation, and a local impact right here in Austin.
There are probably many reasons you can think of as to why you shouldn’t or can’t go on a mission trip. The truth is it would be a sacrifice of time, energy, and even resources to make it happen. Yet anything you give to go on a mission trip will pale in comparison to what you’ll receive in return. Nothing compares to being the hands and feet of Jesus and witnessing first hand what God is doing across the world. Not only does it transform other nations, it transforms us.
I’m asking you to prayerfully consider joining us on a mission trip in 2019. Invite family and friends to be part of the experience with you. We’ll help you raise funds, train you in regards to what to expect, and stand with you in prayer as you go on mission with God and His people. All we need from you is a “Yes” and we’ll do the rest. If you would like to find out more about the opportunities for next year then please fill out this form and someone will reach out to you to provide you with more information. You can also visit the missions page on our website for more details.
I mentioned earlier how short-term mission trips can help us to have an impact here locally. We truly believe these experiences ignite a fire in those who participate to be more intentional in their efforts of advancing God’s kingdom right here in Austin. We actually have a great opportunity this Sunday, October 28th to be on mission together as a church during our annual Fall Festival. People from all over the city will be right here at Mosaic from 4 pm – 6 pm to not only experience the fun, food, and costumes, but to experience us as God’s people. I want to encourage you to bring your family and look for opportunities to make connections with those new to Mosaic and make them feel welcomed. For those planning on joining us for Fall Festival this Sunday, you’ll find important details about the event below. For everyone else, feel free to skip to the “Sunday Morning Parking” section to know what to expect while you’re onsite for one of our services!
For those attending Fall Festival – a few reminders:
- Make sure to register for the costume contest if you want a chance to win by checking in at the costume contest booth by 5:30 pm.
- Bingo games will be held in the family room every 15 minutes starting at 4 pm.
- Balloon Stomp can be found in the mKids Worship Center. Come have fun stomping out the competition while keeping your balloon safe in a high energy environment full of dance music and fun lights! We’ve broken down the games by age to create a safe and fun environment for everyone!
- 4:15 pm :: Toddler – Pre-k
- 4:30 pm :: K – 3rd Grade
- 4:45 pm :: 4th – 8th Grade
- 5:00 pm :: High School – College
- 5:15 pm – 5:45 pm :: All ages free play (adults & kids)
- Pie and Costume Contest winners will be announced at 5:45 pm by the live music, so make your way up at that time if you’ve entered!
- Due to the water ban, we will be serving soda instead of hot cocoa and cider to keep everyone safe!
- We’ll have a handout for you at the entrance with all this info and more, don’t worry 😉
Fall Festival Parking:
- Our entrance from 183 will be CLOSED during the festival. Everyone must turn on McNeil Road and come down Jekel Circle to park when arriving.
- Additional parking can be found across the street in Gateway Church’s parking lot. There will be signs directing you where to go and a shuttle will be provided to bring you back to the fun!
Sunday Morning Parking:
- Our 183 entrance will be OPEN for Sunday morning services
- The front parking lot will be closed (with the exception of handicap parking) while we get set up for the festival, so you can drive on through to our back lots!