Dear Cornerstone family,
Our culture would have us believe that marriage and family life is all about our personal happiness. The belief is, “If I’m not happy, then why should I stay?” This line of thinking leads to divorce and absent fathers. Although God wants us to have a rich and satisfying life it cannot be accomplished by the pursuit of our personal happiness.
Marriage and family are about giving love over and over again. It’s about sacrifice, forgiveness, and showing compassion. The kind of marriage and family life that will bring about true happiness is not seeking our selfish desires but rather contributing in love and devotion to others.
Ephesians 5:25-26 (NLT) reads, “For husbands, this means love your wives, just as Christ loved the church. He gave up his life for her to make her holy and clean, washed by the cleansing of God’s word.”
Jesus gave up everything to bring us into relationship with God. He sacrificed his life to bring us forgiveness and make us holy. The way we love our families is a demonstration of how well we know Jesus.
Helping people find and follow Jesus,
Pastor Ed Turley
Cornerstone Church of Poway
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Dinners for 8
Dinners for 8 kicks off this Sunday with a meet and greet in the café from 12:30-1:30 pm. Lunch will be provided. Dinner groups will meet once a month from February through May. Formed groups will decide together when and where they will meet. This is a wonderful opportunity to connect and make new friends. It’s not too late to join in!
MOPS – Mothers of Preschoolers
Cornerstone is starting a new MOPS group that will meet the first and third Sundays, from 12:30-2:00 pm, starting Sunday, Feb. 17. Invite your mom friends! Please sign up on your connection card on Sunday or email: email@example.com.
Ladies, you are invited to a Women’s Breakfast on Saturday, Mar. 9, for time to connect as sisters in Christ in a tea party setting and to raise money for Women’s Retreat. A $5 suggested donation will give you 6 raffle tickets. If you like baking, decorating, hostessing a table or donating gifts for the raffles, your help is welcome and greatly appreciated in bringing this amazing event together. Visit the Women’s Retreat table in the courtyard or contact: Karen Turley (858)442-0557 or firstname.lastname@example.org
for more details.
Family Night – Tuesdays
Family night launch went great! We will be gathering every Tuesday from 6-7:30 pm. This is for everyone-young or old, married or single! We’ll have dinner together in the Café, worship together, then break into small groups. The kids will be in age-appropriate groups that will include study and activities. Childcare for ages 0-3 provided.