Sanctuary. Being the child-at-heart that I am, I cannot help but remember the movie Hunchback of Notre Dame everytime I hear the word “sanctuary.” There’s a scene in the movie, where Paris is quite literally on fire during a riot following the ...

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Sanctuary.

Being the child-at-heart that I am, I cannot help but remember the movie Hunchback of Notre Dame everytime I hear the word “sanctuary.” There’s a scene in the movie, where Paris is quite literally on fire during a riot following the attempted execution of a gypsy, Esmeralda. Just in time, Quasimodo (the hunchback who lives in Notre Dame) rescues her, lifts her up in his arms, and shouts “SANCTUARY!” repeatedly to the crowd from the balcony of the cathedral. The laws of medieval France had a tradition of providing those being persecuted sanctuary in churches and religious buildings. Legally, no one could hurt either Quasimodo or Esmeralda.

God’s been faithful in being my sanctuary and providing me safety, even if it’s not as dramatic as the sanctuary provided to Esmeralda. It looks completely different at different points in our lives, mine included. If you’ve ever experienced any sort of sanctuary or a safe place, you’ve experienced the goodness of God’s protection and safety. God uses the brokenness from this world to mold us into greater versions of ourselves.

In my experience, I’ve noticed that I feel the most accepted, seen, and known by those who have the same cracks that I do. God uses the brokenness, darkness, and atrocities of this world to bind, heal, and love. Hearing other’s stories of surviving sexual assault, eating disorders, and depression/suicide attempts shatters my heart out of empathy, not sympathy. I’ve seen healing simply being in their presence because they don’t have to explain that abyss they’re trapped in.  They don’t have to tell me where it hurts, because I already know. There’s no need to explain that weight. We’ve bore the same cross. In these moments, I know I’m providing them the greatest blessing that can be received.

Sanctuary.

And those who can provide the same to me are my sanctuary. They are my safe place to grieve, process and, at times, relapse. Many times, I forget the overwhelming amount of chronic fear I live with until God provides me with a sanctuary I didn’t know I needed. I feel my body release the tension I hadn’t noticed building up. I take a long, fresh breath after holding it for so long.  These encounters have been the grandest, most obvious and kind ways God’s shown me safety. This is how He’s taught me to trust. How He’s broken down all of the sky-high, as-thick-and-heavy-as-I-could-make walls I built around my heart.

Jesus is our Quasimodo when the world tries to execute us in any way we’ve felt attacked or worn down; He is your Quasimodo as much as He is mine.

Sanctuary isn’t a just a night at BASIC. Sanctuary is God. Our sanctuary is limitless because our God is. My prayer for each of you is that you experience the overwhelming, never-ending, reckless safety, protection, and favor granted to us from the Father through the Savior.

Brooke Jacobsen
UNI Senior
Future dog and human mom, Enneagram type 7, Self-taught philosopher

Brooke Jacobsen

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What's Happening?

  • Sanctuary // This winter has been rough. Piling upcoming midterms on top of the nasty winter weather can leave us feeling exhausted. This Thursday,  BASIC will be providing a place of peace with reflection, prayer, and musical worship as you rest in Jesus and leave your worries behind. #Sanctuary
  • Lenten Lunch // Join us this Wednesday for a free meal from 11:30-12:15 pm in the Commons at Orchard Hill Church! Jordan Vernoy’s teaching will follow until 12:45 pm. We hope to see you there! #LentenLunch
  • Orchard Hill Church Recycling Team // Are you looking for an opportunity to serve your community? Orchard Hill Church’s Recycling Team is looking for volunteers! Their team helps recycle the paper, cardboard, and styrofoam that is used on a weekly basis at the church. If you are passionate about recycling or serving, this is a wonderful opportunity to practice the Serve part of our BLESS model! #Serve #BLESS
  • Open Mic Night // Thursday, March 28th at 8:00 pm // The week after spring break, we’ll be gathering in Lang to hear everything God was up to during your break! Whether it was spending time with your family, traveling to another country, or a conversation with a coworker, we’d love to hear your story! Come and share! #OpenMic
  • Maundy Thursday // Join us Thursday April 18th at Orchard Hill Church in Cedar Falls for our student-led Maundy Thursday service! Service starts at 7:00 pm, and is open to people of all ages. Don’t forget to invite your friends and family! We hope to see you there! #AllAreWelcome
  • Breathing Room // Join Thursday April 4th as we dive into our last series of the semester! Kurt Vander Wiel will start us off with a teaching on the Sabbath. We hope to see you there!
  • Jennie Allen + Christy Nockles // Saturday April 13th // Jennie Allen and Christy Nockles are coming to Nazareth Lutheran Church from 7:00 - 10:00pm as part of The Freedom Tour Project! Click the graphic below for more details!
  • Podcast // Miss a BASIC teaching or want to hear it again? You can now find all of our teachings on all of your favorite podcast platforms, including Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google, and more! Click the graphic below to learn more!
  • Life Groups // Looking to get more involved in BASIC? Joining a Life Group is a wonderful way to meet new people and share God’s love! Click the graphic below to sign up for a Life Group in Cedar Falls or Waverly (both on and off campus)! #LifeGroupLove
  • Sunday Morning Worship // Join us on Sundays for church at Orchard Hill, Nazareth Lutheran Church, or Orchard Hill’s campus in Waverly! See the graphic below for service times and worship locations! #SundayWorship

Click any of the graphics below for more information!

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Expectations

The Parable of the Workers in the Vineyard discusses a landowner hiring laborers for the day to work in his fields harvesting grapes. This was incredibly strenuous work, something laborers and slaves had to do to feed their families. They stood out in the square, just waiting for work. If they did not find it, typically they went home to hungry children and a concerned wife. When we come to the end of the parable, the landowner takes pity on the workers who have not been hired— he welcomes them onto his land for an hour to work. When the workers he hired at the beginning of the day are given the same wage as the workers who only worked an hour, they become angry— how is it fair that people who worked only an hour get paid the same as those who worked an entire day? This is similar to God and welcoming people into His kingdom; this parable was actually a response to Peter’s comment asking Jesus “what’s in it for us? We followed Jesus early on and were persecuted for it, what are we getting?” God welcomes everyone the same into His kingdom, no matter how long or how far they have wandered.

It can be difficult to remember this; others seem more dedicated, more worthy in their faith than I do. But God is very clear— all will be welcomed into Heaven, no matter how long we’ve been gone; all that matters is that we come home. God throws a party for those of us who have wandered long and far and return, as He loves all His children the same. We rejoice in knowing God, no matter what, no matter how long, no matter how devoted. “So the last will be first, and the first will be last.” (Matthew 20:16)

We should not grumble as the workers in the vineyard did— we should welcome those new to faith or those who wandered as God does; with open arms. Salvation is through the grace of God and faith, not by good deeds. We can all rejoice in knowing we can be saved simply through belief in God, knowing He is a good God.

Going through college, this can be so hard to remember— it always seems as though all of my friends are doing better than me, in their faith journeys and in careers, grades, and accomplishments. It can be so hard to remember how much God loves me, how much God loves everyone, how Jesus died to save everyone. Such a love is impossible to comprehend, but Jesus did it for us. Remember this as you study for that difficult test, write that paper, talk with your friends you swear are doing so much better than you are. Life is not a competition, and Jesus loves you. No matter what.

 

*If you’re looking for more information on this parable or others, I highly recommend gotquestions.org!

 

Kaitlyn Pietan
UNI Junior
Confirmee (this semester), English Education Major & TESOL Minor, Hospitality Team member

Kaitlyn Pietan

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What's Happening?

  • Parables  // 8:00pm Lang Hall //  Come join us this Thursday as Dave Bartlett continues our series on parables the Parable of the Workers in the Vineyard. Bring a friend! #AllAreWelcome
  • Ash Wednesday // March 6th // Orchard Hill Church and Nazareth Evangelical Lutheran Church will be hosting Ash Wednesday services! Head over to Nazareth Lutheran Church for a soup supper at 5:00pm with a teaching from Pastor Brian King, or head over to Orchard hill church to hear from Andrea Pingel at 7:00pm! #AllAreWelcome #AshWednesday
  • Lenten Lunch // Enrique “Q” Ochoa from the Western Home Communities will be teaching March 6th at Orchard Hill Church! There will be a free meal from 11:30-12:15pm in the Commons, with Q’s teaching to follow until 12:45pm! We hope to see you there! #LentenLunch
  • Sanctuary // This winter has been rough. Piling upcoming midterms on top of the nasty winter weather can leave us feeling exhausted. On March 14th,  BASIC will be providing a place of peace with reflection, prayer, and musical worship as you rest in Jesus and leave your worries behind. #Sanctuary
  • College-Age Lunch // Breakfast for Lunch!! // Join us Sunday, March 10th after the 10:45 service at Orchard Hill Church in Cedar Falls for a free college-aged brunch! Bring a friend and bring your appetite! #BLESS #Eat
  • Never Thirst // Join the movement to raise $10,000 for a fresh water well in partnership with UCI in Bohoc, Haiti. Click the graphic below to find out how you can donate. #NeverThirst
  • 6 Mile Clothing // Alex Oleson's company 6 Mile Clothing is helping raise money for the Never Thirst campaign! The proceeds from the Water Well Pocket Tee go towards Never Thirst. Click on the graphic below to purchase the shirt, or email contact Alex at oleson13@gmail.com for more information!
  • Jennie Allen + Christy Nockles // Saturday April 13th // Jennie Allen and Christy Nockles are coming to Nazareth Lutheran Church from 7:00 - 10:00 pm as part of The Freedom Tour Project! Click the graphic below for more details!
  • BASIC Podcast // Miss a BASIC teaching or want to hear it again? You can now find all of our teachings on all of your favorite podcast platforms, including Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google, and more! Click the graphic below to learn more about one of the platforms! #BASICPodcast
  • Life Groups // Looking to get more involved in BASIC? Joining a Life Group is a wonderful way to meet new people and share God’s love! Click the graphic below to sign up for a Life Group in Cedar Falls or Waverly (both on and off campus)! #LifeGroupLove
  • Sunday Morning Worship // Join us on Sundays for church at Orchard Hill, Nazareth Lutheran Church, or Orchard Hill’s campus in Waverly! See the graphic below for service times and worship locations! #SundayWorship

Click any of the graphics below for more information!:

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Body of Worship

So, here we are in the second semester of school. What that means is that BASIC is back in full swing. Ever since we got back in to Lang a few weeks ago, I’ve been getting back into the groove of things. Between co-leading the production team, leading a chaos group, getting ready for Jamaica, playing on several rotations for the musical worship team around Orchard/BASIC, writing for this blog, starting a clothing company with my good friend Alex Oleson, being active with my life group, having two jobs, a band, and a social life, stuff has picked up a lot for me since the easy-going weeks of December.

You may think I’m complaining, but that’s actually the exact opposite. I LOVE being busy and working hard. Nothing drives me further up the wall than doing nothing day after day.

As a member of the community around Orchard Hill, I first took the spiritual gifts assessment when I was 16. One of my top results was craftsmanship. Working with my hands and physically creating something is one of the most sincere ways that I worship God.

When we think of worship, we tend to think of the people who play instruments and sing in front of a congregation, but worship is so much more broad than that. Musical worship is a big way that I worship God, but I also feel connected to him when I write song lyrics, journal, work in nature on my farm, and take the top off my Jeep on a summer day and sing praise to him at the top of my lungs going down the highway.

Any act of love for God, big or small, is an act of worship.

In 1 Corinthians, 12:12, it is written “there is one body, but it has many parts. But all its many parts make up one body. It is the same with Christ.” You’re unique style of worship is needed in both our community at BASIC and in the whole Christian body.

If you haven’t already, I’d highly recommend taking the spiritual gifts assessment. You can talk to me at BASIC and I’d be happy to forward it to you. Being aware of your gifts will enable you to better serve God, the people around you, and yourself by letting you know where you should focus your attention to serve in the most fulfilling way possible for you.

Whether you’re just getting started in your faith journey or you’ve been following Christ for decades, taking a step back to assess how you serve God the best is a good idea. If you’re meant to be the ears of the body, it is for the best that you stop trying to be the feet of the body. The gifts you are given are wonderful and are meant to be used to worship, no matter how insignificant they seem.

You are the body of Christ. Every one of you is a part of it.

Benjamin Franke
Production Team Co-leader
Jeep driving, Heavy metal loving, Ninja warrior

 

Ben Franke Blog Picture 

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What's Happening?

  • Love Does // Love is more than just a feeling, it’s also an action. This Valentine’s Day, head on over to Orchard Hill Church from 7:00 - 9:00 pm and put love into action. Bring a friend, a special someone (yes, you can be your own special someone) and help us raise money for the Never Thirst campaign! Bonus: there will be a free lasagna dinner! #LoveDoesDinner
  • Never Thirst // Join the movement to raise $10,000 for a fresh water well in partnership with UCI in Bohoc, Haiti. Click the graphic below to find out how you can donate. #NeverThirst #WaterWell
  • 6 Mile Clothing // Alex Oleson's company 6 Mile Clothing is helping raise money for the Never Thirst campaign! The proceeds from the Water Well Pocket Tee go towards Never Thirst. Click on the graphic below to purchase the shirt, or email contact Alex at oleson13@gmail.com for more information!
  • Sidecar // Join us next Thursday, February 21st for Give+Back Night at Sidecar Coffee! For every latte purcharsed, $1 goes towards the Never Thirst campaign. We hope to see you there! #NeverThirst
  • Parables  // 8:00pm Lang Hall //  Come join us next Thursday as Alice Shirey continues our series on parables the Parable of the Wedding Banquet. Bring a friend! #AllAreWelcome
  • Hospitality // At 11:30am on February 25th, come listen and learn as speakers help us welcome the refugee and immigrant by sharing God’s story and their stories with us. Click the graphic below to for more information and to register for the event!
  • Jennie Allen + Christy Nockles // Saturday April 13th // Jennie Allen and Christy Nockles are coming to Nazareth Lutheran Church from 7:00 - 10:00pm as part of The Freedom Tour Project! Click the graphic below for more details!
  • Chili Cook Off // Thursday, February 21st from 4:00pm - 8:00pm, Pi Sigma Epsilon is hosting a Charity Chili Cook-Off at College Hill Lutheran Church. Any student organization is able to participate, and each organization can have more than one pot of chili submitted! The winner of the cook-off will have 50% of the proceeds donated to a charity of their choosing, and the other 50% will go to the organization with the highest attendance! Need another reason to go? There’ll be all you can eat chili and sides. #FreeFood #CharityCook-Off
  • Life Groups // Looking to get more involved in BASIC? Joining a Life Group is a wonderful way to meet new people and share God’s love! Click the graphic below to sign up for a Life Group in Cedar Falls or Waverly (both on and off campus)! #LifeGroupLove
  • Sunday Morning Worship // Join us on Sundays for church at Orchard Hill, Nazareth Lutheran Church, or Orchard Hill’s campus in Waverly! See the graphic below for service times and worship locations! #SundayWorship

Click any of the graphics below for more information!

Love Does Dinner 2019 

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Chili Cook Off

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 Jennie Allen

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Back Together

Lately, I have been feeling God call me to go. This is a place I have been stuck in for quite some time. I like being comfortable, and Cedar Falls is comfortable to me since I have lived here for basically my entire life. For months, I've had this idea on my heart, but it scares me. I'm comfortable here, but I feel God calling me away. This has added to my already high level of anxiety and depression. It's a scary time in my life because it’s the start of a new season/chapter.

I've been trying my hardest to just follow God's plan for me, but my inner voice and my anxiety and depression have told me that I am not good enough to tell people about God's love. That's hard for me to say. I keep to myself about this because I’m not comfortable sharing my feelings with people especially because a lot of times I feel I do not have people to open up to. People see me as a person who is full of life and crazy energetic. Someone who can usually be found jumping around during Glorious Day, doing slides and loading the trailer for BASIC at Orchard, or the guy at the McDonald's drive-through. Most of all though, people see me as a story. One massive story of God at work where He saved me from a rock climbing fall in Colorado.

Maybe one reason I feel I don't have people to open up to is because I haven't let anyone in. It's easy for me to hide behind this persona. It keeps my true feelings and worries to myself, which keeps me very isolated. Satan knows this and constantly reminds me of my past that is filled with hurt, pain, insecurities just to name a few of the ways he attacks me. He reminds me of the bones in my closet that make me shallow, fake, and broken. He builds up walls around my heart so that it’s hard to see the light shine through. I start to forget how powerful and good my God is. I keep my persona on that people know, and I struggle to tell others I’m struggling. But then, like God always does, He shines the light through. Like the Bible story about the walls of Jericho, He starts to knock down those walls until they come crumbling down. God has been moving mountains both literally and metaphorically in my life. I have started writing my own ‘Psalms’ and it has helped me realize I need to be more and more vulnerable with God and with people and I feel it has finally helped me lay my burdens at the cross, truly leaving everything there and not holding anything back because nothing is too big or small for my God. Satan may remind me of my past but Jesus will remind me of my future and that’s all that truly matters.There’s a line in a song I’ve listened to a lot lately that sums it up for me: “Maybe I'm broken, either way I'm clinging on closely. I know it's not healthy. Appreciate your patience, I know that I'm selfish, do my best to be selfless, I know that I'm changing. I know that I'm changing.” I may be broken. I may not know where God is taking me in this new season. I may still deal with depression, anxiety, and isolation, but I know God is changing my heart and putting my brokenness back together so that I can be whole for His Glory Alone.

Alex Oleson
Digital Media Team Co-leader & former BASIC intern
Owns 50+ hats, Loves Mountain Dew, Owner of 6 Mile Clothing

Alex Oleson

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What's Happening?

  • Parables // 8:00pm Lang Hall // Come join us this Thursday as Andy Walser continues our series on parables the Parable of the Unmerciful Servent. Bring a friend!
  • Never Thirst // Join the movement to raise $10,000 for a fresh water well in partnership with UCI in Bohoc, Haiti. Click the graphic below to find out how you can donate! #NeverThirst
  • 6 Mile Clothing // Alex Oleson's company 6 Mile Clothing is helping raise money for the Never Thirst campaign! The proceeds from the Water Well Pocket Tee go towards Never Thirst. Click on the graphic below to purchase the shirt, or email contact Alex at oleson13@gmail.com for more information! 
  • Water Fast // To help raise money for Never Thirst, we're asking you to join us in a water fast on February 7th from, skipping 1-2 meals between 7:00am - 7:00pm and drinking water instead. During this time, we ask that you pray for those who are unable to get clean water and donate the money you would've used for your meal to the Never Thirst campaign.
  • Rice & Beans // At 7:00pm on February 7th after the water fast, join us at the Lutheran Student Center for a simple meal of rice and beans. 
  • LoveDoes // Love is more than just a feeling, it’s also an action. This Valentine’s Day, head on over to Orchard Hill Church from 7:00 - 9:00 pm and put love into action  Bring a friend, a special someone (yes, you can be your own special someone) and help us raise money for the Never Thirst campaign! Bonus: there will be a free lasagna dinner! #LoveDoesDinner #AllAreWelcome
  • College-Age Lunch // Join us Sunday, February 17th after the 10:45 service at Orchard Hill Church in Cedar Falls for a free Mexican Fiesta styled college-age lunch! Bring a friend and bring your appetite! #BLESS #Eat
  • Chili Cook Off // Thursday, February 21st from 4:00pm - 8:00pm, Pi Sigma Epsilon is hosting a Charity Chili Cook-Off at College Hill Lutheran Church. Any student organization is able to participate, and each organization can have more than one pot of chili submitted! The winner of the cook-off will have 50% of the proceeds donated to a charity of their choosing, and the other 50% will go to the organization with the highest attendance! Need another reason to go? There’ll be all you can eat chili and sides. #FreeFood #CharityCookOff
  • Hospitality // At 11:30am on February 25th, come listen and learn as speakers help us welcome the refugee and immigrant by sharing God’s story and their stories with us. Click the graphic below to for more information and to register for the event!
  • Jennie Allen + Christy Nockles // Saturday April 13th // Jennie Allen and Christy Nockles are coming to Nazareth Lutheran Church from 7:00 - 10:00pm as part of The Freedom Tour Project! Click the graphic below for more details!
  • Life Groups // Looking to get more involved in BASIC? Joining a Life Group is a wonderful way to meet new people and share God’s love! Click the graphic below to sign up for a Life Group in Cedar Falls or Waverly (both on and off campus)! #LifeGroupLove
  • Sunday Morning Worship // Join us on Sundays for church at Orchard Hill, Nazareth Lutheran Church, or Orchard Hill’s campus in Waverly! See the graphic below for service times and worship locations! #SundayWorship

Click any of the graphics below for more information!

Parables Slides Unmerciful Servant

 Never Thirst Giving Campaign slide web

Never Thirst Shirts

12 Hour Water Fast

Rice Beans Meal slide

Love Does Dinner 2019

Free College Age Lunch Mexican FiestaSlide

Chili Cook Off

 Hospitality

Jennie Allen

Life Group

Church Services.ohc.naz.waverly

 

 

      
 


Leaving the 99

The room is dark, it’s late. I sit by the bed holding her fragile, cold hand. My brothers are on the couch at the end of the room. My mom comes in and asks them to leave so that I can have a minute alone. I look at my mom and it feels as if a rock hits me in my stomach because I knew what this meant. I stand up, and begin to stroke her soft head. Her hair has grown in from shaving it and it is so beautiful. I grip her hand and kiss her forehead. Her eyes open and she smiles the softest most sweetest smile, and says “Hi honey, why are you crying?” I laugh and say, “I’m not Grandma, you’re seeing things you silly old lady. I whisper “Can I ask you a question?” she nods her head yes, “what are you waiting for?” She turns her head and in the quietest whisper, “I’m waiting on Him.”

Through her diagnosis, I leaned more on my faith than I ever had before. I never blamed God, I never hated Cancer and I never questioned why this was happening to my family. I saw that God created us blameless, sinless, and with Glory in His OWN image, but that we now live in a broken world full of disease, and sin and death. I was not afraid of her dying, I was afraid she would listen to lies from the devil, before she died.

My best friend died in October 2017 at the age of 62 from Large B-Cell Lymphoma.

Jenna Carey, a BASIC OG & recent graduate from UNI, shared her Stories from the Seats last year and used an analogy from Moana. She felt like Moana, screaming at the end of the boat asking the ocean for help. Jenna related this to her life with God. And as I sit and reflect on the last 10 months, I too feel like I was standing on the end of a boat, asking, “Where have you gone, God?”

When I came home this past summer (2018) from an internship in New Mexico, it was a lot harder than I anticipated. I trusted God’s calling for me to GO, but I felt like everything else in my life seemed to fall apart once I left. Over the summer, my mother and two of my youngest brothers moved from the Iowa City area back to Colorado, where we are from. I had lost touch with my closest friends, and I entered into my hardest semester at UNI.

I practically lived at Cup Of Joe, studying, what felt like, my life away. But with all of my hard work, I was still doing poorly in three of my most important classes. This caused a lot of doubt. I began to hate myself. I began to hate my life. And I slowly pushed every important person out. Including God.

The devil spoke so many lies to me in the last 10 months, and I listened. But God’s Grace resurfaced. Shortly after New Years 2019, I woke up one day and decided I wanted to be happy again. I see the fruit God brought from my time in New Mexico, and I am learning what was pruned during my 2018 fall semester.

I had to learn to trust God’s timing and direction on all of these things that were causing me so much doubt this past semester:

  • I feel called to one day be a therapist, therefore the timing of grad school will come and be fruitful
  • I feel called to be a wife and a mother, according to God’s will, those too will come
  • I am fearfully and wonderfully made, I look beautiful and am designed intricately
  • God knows my heart and will equip friends to adequately love and serve my needs, and will equally prepare me to serve their hearts and needs as well

So that’s what I’m pursuing. I’m pursuing something so devoted. Something so vast. Something that leaves the 99.

Leah McCune
UNI Senior
Slightly obsessed with lavender lattes from Sidecar, Works at LBL, Loves to hear people’s stories
(So please email me and let’s get coffee/water and have a chat!! - Leah)


Leah McCune

What's Happening?

  • Parables // 8:00pm Lang Hall //  Come join us this Thursday as Sara Rockow continues our series on parables the Parable of the Mustard Seed. Bring a friend!
  • Super Bowl Party // Join us at Orchard Hill Church on Sunday February 3rd for our very own Super Bowl party! There will be food, games, prizes and more! Doors open at 4:30pm, and kick off is at 5:30pm. We hope to see you there! #SuperBowl #BASICFam #AllAreWelcome
  • Never Thirst // Join the movement to raise $10,000 for a fresh water well in partnership with UCI in Bohoc, Haiti. Click the graphic below to find out how you can donate. #NeverThirst
  • LoveDoes // Love is more than just a feeling, it’s also an action. This Valentine’s Day, head on over to Orchard Hill Church from 7:00 - 9:00 pm and put love into action  Bring a friend, a special someone (yes, you can be your own special someone) and help us raise money for the Never Thirst campaign! Bonus: there will be a free lasagna dinner! #LoveDoesDinner
  • Production Team // Do you have a passion for working with video/audio/lighting equipment? Are you interested in learning more about production or being part of a production team? Well, you’re in luck! The BASIC Production Team is looking for more people to join! Click the graphic below or email Ben Franke at benjaminfranke762@gmail.com to learn more and sign up! #BASICTeams #BASICFam
  • IF Gathering//  What if women of all ages gathered together to share their stories and talk about Jesus? Come join us February 8th - 9th at Nazareth Lutheran Church for a weekend of listening to speakers, eating, sharing, and being honest. For more information, click the graphic to visit the website, or check out the IF Gathering’s facebook page for the Cedar Valley!
  • Life Groups // Looking to get more involved in BASIC? Joining a Life Group is a wonderful way to meet new people and share God’s love! Click the graphic below to sign up for a Life Group in Cedar Falls or Waverly (both on and off campus)! #LifeGroupLove
  • Sunday Morning Worship // Join us on Sundays for church at Orchard Hill, Nazareth Lutheran Church, or Orchard Hill’s campus in Waverly! See the graphic below for service times and worship locations! #SundayWorship

Click any of the graphics below for more information!

Parables Slides Mustard Seed

SuperBowl Slide

Never Thirst Giving Campaign slide web

Love Does Dinner 2019

Production Team 2018

IF Cedar Valley slide

Life Group

Church Services.ohc.naz.waverly

      
 


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