SFCJax

SFC Summer Splash

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After a successful mission, the SFCJax core always talks about doing a watery-hole type celebration.  This is not exactly what we had in mind but it was the closest thing to have without asking everyone to spend a fortune.  The important thing is to celebrate because there were a lot of reasons to rejoice… Fruitful CLPs, graduations, birthdays and new faces.

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sss2_CollageEveryone who came said they had a wonderful time. Wish more people could have enjoyed it.  But this is definitely not going to be the last.  After all, fun is in our vocabulary.

 

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SFCJax Welcomes New Members

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“…Behold, I make all things new.”

Inspired by the song “For You Make All Things New” and the second reading from Revelation last Sunday, it providentially became the theme of the recently concluded Christian Life Program this past weekend.  Not only did God fill the place with His grace, he filled our hearts and our lives with His love.

There were many testimonies that showed how the Holy Spirit was powerfully moving.  As one of our beautiful sisters said, “All the tears in the room spoke volumes.”  It was a humbling experience to witness the hand of the Lord at work.

There was no question that God called His people by name. Welcome to the SFC family Michelle, Eric, Wendy, Sherwin and Mel!
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Thank you to all the service team members especially to our team leaders: Joe and Ariel, who worked tirelessly in preparing for the CLP.  We’re also grateful to our CFC family for praying for us and for supporting us through your generous donation of time, talent and treasure. Special acknowledgement to the following families for feeding us Friday and Saturday: Broadhurst, Cabezas, Sumbeling, Paterno, Navarro and Masinsin. We also appreciate all the prayer warriors all over the world.

We give the honor and glory to God!

SFCJax is on a Mission

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Every Christian is challenged, here and now, to be actively engaged in evangelization; indeed, anyone who has truly experienced God’s saving love does not need much time or lengthy training to go out and proclaim that love.
—Evangelii Gaudium

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SFC Announces Christian Life Program

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Calling all single young adults, ages 21-40! Become a member of a global Catholic ministry here in Jax! Come join us for praise and worship music, food, prayer, powerful witness talks and sharings, discussion groups, mass, games, fun and fellowship!

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Joint Household Honors the Outgoing SFC Coordinators

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Welcome to the new Singles for Christ Jacksonville (SFC Jax) website! My name is Joe Cataulin and I am a new member to SFC in Jacksonville, FL. I just joined SFC last November, 2013.

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Sendoff Prayer for Kuya Gerry and Ate Mishiel

I recently attended an SFC Jax Joint Household Meeting on Friday, March 21st at Ate Bel and Kuya Jon Masinsin’s home. The Masinsins are the new coordinators of SFC Jax. The evening started at 7pm with fellowship as Brothers and Sisters greeted each other upon arrival. Everybody brought a potluck dish to share. After most everyone had arrived, I led the blessing of the meal.  The food was delicious!

After everyone ate, we had praise and worship music. We sang a few songs, glorifying and honoring the Lord. We thanked and praised Him for all of His blessings. We also asked for Him to forgive us for our sins. We humbly prayed for other’s needs as well as for our own prayer intentions.

After praise and worship and prayer, we gathered in the living room to watch Christopher West speak on John Paul the 2nd’s Theology of the Body. Christopher West is best-selling author, speaker and teacher of JPII’s fine work. Theology of the Body reminds us that our bodies are the temple of the Holy Spirit, and we must honor and respect our bodies. As Brothers and Sisters in Christ, we must strive to live chaste, pure, holy and virtuous lives in accordance with the Roman Catholic’s teachings on human sexuality. Theology of the Body teaches us that our deepest desires of body and soul are meant to lead us to the infinite, to God Himself!

After the video, we discussed what we learned. We also honored our outgoing SFC coordinators, Ate Mishiel and Kuya Gerry Paterno. As a group, we thanked them for their many years of service to SFC. We also celebrated Ate Mishiel’s birthday. More food, fun and fellowship continued throughout the night until we all went home. What a great way to start off the year in our first joint Household! Looking forward to the rest of the year with SFC 🙂 To God be the Glory!

Live Out Loud!

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For weeks now, Live-Out-Loud (LOL) has been saturating our facebook status, mailbox, calendar, blog, twitter, tumblr, etc., en masse.  Some of you got curious, others were status quo but most people were excited about the events that were unfolding.  SFCJax has taken the Christian Life Program (CLP) from a traditional event into a more out-of-the-ordinary and deeper  personal-level experience.  Notwithstanding the challenges of being a single, we attested that we can live a full life with a rock-solid faith and with the support of our family and community.  The bond that was formed promised a new beginning, a new direction, a new era.  Kudos to our LOL Core group led by our fearless leader Immanuel/Noel/Weng, the Live-Out-Loud Finale brought sheer joy that reduced any doubts about the future to nothing.

Help me in welcoming the new addition to our family, Sharon, Glenn and Armand!  Thank you for sharing your lives with us.  We are blessed to have you in SFC.  It was such a rewarding experience to witness the miracles of God in each of you.