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Wherever you are in your journey, you are welcome with us. 
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We are grateful to maintain our ability to gather together. In order for this to be possible, each member of our church family must do their part by being considerate of the health and safety of themselves and others. This means that if you show symptoms of any sickness or are exposed to someone with a confirmed case of COVID-19, we ask you to worship with us online until it’s safe to return to an in-person gathering. 

Magnify at Northview, Ensley & Rockford Locations – We ask that you wear a mask as you move through our buildings, once you are seated you may remove your mask. For additional information check out our Sunday Experience page. 

Sunday Nights at Magnify are all about connection, learning and family. Northview and Rockford join together at Rockford at 5:30pm for a light snack, classes begin at 6pm. Ensley begins at 5:45pm for bluegrass hymns followed by Men’s and Women’s bible studies. More info here.

Middle School – Grades 7/8 enjoy a weekend away, January 22-24 at Grace Adventures. This is a time to dive deep into God’s word with your small group and meet new friends. We will have fun tubing and adventures on the dunes! Sign up here.

Engaged Couples Class – Engaged couples are invited to a 7-week engagement class. The class begins Sunday, January 31, 9a in Portable 3 at our Rockford location. It’s an awesome time to learn and build your relationship as a couple with the Lord at the center of your lives, and, it comes with a bonus to meet others in your stage of life. Please RSVP to Steve, [email protected].

Summer 2021 for Kids & Students – We are excited for our kids and students at Magnify to have the opportunities to learn, serve and have fun this summer. Check out what is happening this summer at all of our locations. Note: when registrations are available links will be provided.

Year End Giving Update:
Last month we had a December giving goal of $1,250,000. During the month of December, you gave more money than we have ever received…ever…in the history of our church and it is worth celebrating! To hit a record number while the calendar still said 2020 in such unprecedented times of uncertainty is a big deal. You gave $1,060,000. Thank you for your generosity! Just because we were short of our goal, that does not mean we are in debt or are running a deficit. We praise God for His faithfulness to us, and as you continue to give you show yourselves faithful to His kingdom work as well. Thank you for partnering with us.

 

SERVING OUR COMMUNITY

Use Your Gifts. Change the World. Join the hundreds of people who volunteer every week serving to make this place a reality, magnifychurch.org/volunteer.  

GLOBAL PARTNERS

Tim and Rebecca Hawkins – Germany
We’re in the middle of our home assignment and are planning to return to our work in Germany in May. Because of the current situation we’ve had to cancel our plans for an east coast trip to visit friends and supporters and are now planning to stay in Pensacola, Florida until the end of February and then return to Michigan. Our major goals for our home assignment time have been to raise the additional support we need to return to the field, spend time with our adult kids and family, and  get rested and prepared for our new and challenging position with Cadence. We will be Europe Field Leaders, overseeing Cadence ministries in Germany, Spain, Italy, the Netherlands, and the UK. In spite of the obstacles created by Covid, support raising has been encouraging. We were able to travel to St Louis and spend Christmas with 3 of our 4 kids and our grandson and plan to see all 4 again before we leave. When you’re living out of a suitcase it can be difficult to get a lot of necessary work done, but having a place in Florida has given us a chance to settle in and catch up on a lot of things. After a pretty intense November work wise, we have been able to settle into a more balanced life that has given us a time to rest and make up for 21 English winters. Our plans are to spend March in Michigan and then begin to work our way back to the west coast visiting and working to raise support along the way.


Updated January 14, 2021