from our Newsletter
We exist to awaken this generation to new life in Jesus Christ.
We’re so glad you’re here! If you’re new to Awakening, we would love to get to know you and for you to get to know us! The best way to do that is by filling out a Connection Card.
Controversial Jesus | Part 3: Jesus & Sexuality
In the age of consumer reviews and social media shaming, there is a tendency to confine to the mold of society’s expectation of us. And yet Jesus offers a vision of human flourishing that stands at odds with the cultural value system of our day. We tend to forget that His teaching was as radical and controversial in His day as it is in ours.
Join us as we go through Matthew 5:17-37 and look at what Jesus says about some of today’s most controversial issues and what it means to follow Jesus. Missed last weeks sermon? Click below to watch!
The White Balloons is becoming The White TENT
Behind the connection cart you will find a hub for people who are new to Awakening. This is a space we encourage you to point new people as well as your own guests to. At The White Tent (previously known the white balloons) there will be treats & gifts, staff members & connection team members excited to welcome and get to know those who are new to our community!
40 Days of Prayer
For the next 40 days, we will reflect on scripture and pray. We will be reminded of Jesus’s radical love for the outsider. We will be challenged to activate our lives around his purposes. To be his voice of redemption. To be his hands and feet of restoration, asking God to use us in his transformation of the Bay.
Our hope is that this 40 day journey will change us from the inside out. To first start with the transformation and surrender of our own hearts, spilling out into our community as we act as agents of God’s mercies in a world desperate for beauty, love, and the abundant life that only Jesus can provide.
Click below to join us in 40 Days of Prayer or pick up a 40 Days of Prayer books on Sunday at the Connection Cart!
Awakening Mama’s Group
Being a mom of little kids can be a lonely time where every moment can be filled with meeting the needs of your little one. Come to Mama’s Group to have time to breathe, and be part of a community of moms who seek Jesus together through Bible study, prayer and friendship. We love you already and are excited to meet you!
Mama’s group is every other Thursday starting October 5th through December 14 from 9:30am-11:30am at the Awakening Office. Childcare provided for kids 5 & under. Click the link below for more information!
Awakening is preparing to launch a Young Professionals Ministry and we need your help! We are seeking the perspective and interest of those who would like to find out more and potentially explore joining this new ministry. If this is a space you would like to be apart of or know more about, join us at the YP Interest Meetings following both services on Oct 8th in Room 29!
Join the Café Team!
As the weather starts to cool down we would love to bring back hot coffee to Café and say goodbye to cold brew until next summer. In order to make this happen we need you! It takes more hands than we have to make this possible, and we know how much Awakening loves their hot coffee. Join the Café Team and help us bring back the hot coffee!
There are so many way to serve at Awakening, click below for details on how to get involved!
Food Pantry | Every 1st & 3rd Thursday
As a church, we have a partnership with CityTeam and Del Mar High School to bring a mobile food pantry to our community in San Jose! This happens every 1st & 3rd Thursday of the month from 3pm-5pm. We encourage you to sign up today as we are always in need of more volunteers!
Calling all College Students
We want to hang out with you! Here are some ways you can get plugged into our the College Ministry:
1. Donuts & Drive | Need a ride to church? Meet us at 10:45am! SJSU students at the 7th street fountain and SCU students at the Bronco Statue.
2. College Kickback | Come hang out with us between services in the quad.
3. Join us every Sunday after church at 1pm to hang out and enjoy some Teaspoon in the Pruneyard!
4. Want to stay updated on all we have planned for college students? Join the Awakening College Groupme below!
Awakening Service Times:
9:30am & 11:15am at Del Mar High School
Awakening College & Young Adults Ministry:
Sunday Hang | in between services in the Quad & 1pm at Teaspoon in the Pruneyard
Awakening Youth Ministry:
Junior High | 11:15AM in the Library
High School | 11:15AM in Service (front right section)
Awakening Kids Ministry:
Newborn-5th Grade | Both services (9:30AM & 11:15AM)
9/18/23 – 9/24/23
Budgeted | $45,548
Received | $25,752
7/1/23 – Fiscal YTD
Budgeted | $559,589
Received | $383,263
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