Mother's Day 2020 • Alpine Chapel
This Mother’s Day is unlike anything that anyone was expecting or wanting. Some people feel disappointed, others feel broken, and still others feel shattered. It’s easy to think about just giving up when we look at the dust of our disappointments. When God sees dust, though, He sees the opportunity to breathe life into something new.
Join Alpine Chapel for a special Mother’s Day message from Natalie Mudd and Robbyn Blick that’s all about seeing our disappointments as moments that God can use to bring beauty and goodness into the world.

TEACHING & DISCUSSION (45 MINUTES)

For groups process this weekend’s message from Alpine, spend time watching the message before you meet together. After watching, use the questions below to help get the conversation going:
  • What’s something that you were looking forward to these past few months that didn’t end up happening?
  • When’s a time in your life that you saw God do something good in the middle of a disappointment?
  • Take some time to pray for one another that God will turn today’s disappointments into tomorrow’s good.
  • What was something that stood out to you from the message?

This guide is intended for online community groups who are meeting digitally to care for one another in this season and discuss the weekly messages from Alpine. Looking for a community? CLICK HERE.

GIVING (2 MINUTES)

Take a few minutes to practice generosity to Alpine Chapel by giving online. After giving, have somebody pray for generosity and provision at Alpine Chapel in this season.
GIVE ONLINE

PRAYER (30 MINUTES)

To conclude your gathering, spend some time in prayer together. Begin with a few minutes in silence, listening for what God might have to say to you or to your group in this moment, then share what came to mind. After a few minutes of listening and sharing, spend time praying for:
  • Eradication of COVID-19 and healing for those who are sick
  • Followers of Jesus to be a presence of peace and love in their neighborhoods
  • Wisdom for local, state, national, and global leaders
  • Any needs in your group

RESOURCES FOR USING ZOOM VIDEO CONFERENCING

In light of what’s happening in our world right now, we want to be intentional about being in the kind of community that keeps one another believing. We live like COMMUNITY IS OUR DESIGN and the only way to do that is together. While we may not be able to meet physically, there are a number of digital and video conferencing options that can help us stay connected.
Many of our online community groups use Zoom Video conferencing. You can sign up for Zoom and download the app or browser plugins at  https://zoom.us/download.