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  Cornerstone Life Team

Our Life Team exists to promote a life affirming Biblical world view and to provide support and encourage opportunities for service in our church, community and beyond.  We meet every first Sunday of each month from 12:15 to 1:30 p.m. in our Junior Church Room, unless notified otherwise, and welcome newcomers always.  We look to mentor, encourage and support people, young or old, finding themselves in traumatic, life changing situations; and we seek to promote sexual purity and encourage and support people to make life affirming choices when finding themselves with unwanted pregnancies.  We work with organizations such as Churches for Life, ThriVe, First Light, One Heart Ministries and the Center for Bioethics in Missouri.  Contact Mary LaDuke (314-503-6064) or Bridget Gilbert (314-288-5381), our co-leaders, for more information.  Come and join us – we welcome you!

Churches for Life – www.getintolife.org

ThriVe – www.thrivestlouis.org

First Light – www.firstlightstlouis.org

One Heart Ministries –  www.oneheartfamilyministries.org and www.fosteringfaithfulfamilies.org

Center for Bioethics in Missouri – www.cbhd.org

Cornerstone Women

It is the desire of Cornerstone Women to lovingly encourage everyone:    To be constantly growing as devoted followers of Jesus Christ.  To find His joy in the midst of all circumstances of life.   To serve those around us through His joy and as He has gifted us.  Some of the ways we do this is thru a women’s class in which we study the Word, address topics specific to women, and fellowship together.  Contact  Karol Schoenfeld, karolschoenfeld@gmail.com, for further information.  We also have a Cornerstone Women’s Prayer Email which is sent each week to those interested by Janan Hartford asking for prayer requests.  Anyone who has a request replies back and she compiles them and sends them out by Thursday.  This is open to all Cornerstone women, but you must send Janan (jananh4@gmail.com) a request to be part of the list along with your email address.   This is a great way to  minister to one another in prayer.  

Small Group Ministry

When you were in high school or college, wasn’t part of the fun hanging with the people that you went to class with?  Part of being human is connecting with a group of people that enjoy getting to know each other.  At Cornerstone, a balanced “diet’ of spiritual nourishment should include the basic “food groups” of worship, Bible study, prayer, fellowship and service.  Sunday morning is an excellent way to get a large dose of some of these spiritual food groups, but a balanced diet needs more than that.  That’s where Small Groups come in.  When you join a Small Group, you will receive a heaping portion of all five of these essential spiritual supplements.  You can join one of the dozen groups which are already meeting (they begin anew each Fall), or you can start your own.  To participate, or for further information about this important ministry, please contact Charlie Johnson at 314-913-2024, or via e-mail at dcbcharlie@juno.com.

The Classics

This group is for those age 50 and over, single or married.  We try to get together several times a year and have great pot lucks and play getting-to-know-each-other games and fellowship.  We meet at church or at individual homes.   We have at times planned outings also.  This is a group where you are never too old to join.  We would welcome ideas for get-togethers and places to meet.  Most of the time we do not require an RSVP (who does that anymore anyway?).  Contact the church office at joanne@cornerstonestaff.org if you have questions.

Missionaries

Cornerstone supports a broad range of missionaries with financial support being provided by the congregation through our annual budget.  Cornerstone regularly supports those shown below and one family we cannot show due to security concerns.  We also provide one-time gifts for those on short-term missions.  They include:  Ion Cheptene  – International Leadership Training (ILT) [http://cornerstonefreechurch.org/ilt/] ministry created in late 2009 for the purpose of equipping next-generation immigrant leaders.   Jeff And Jennifer Austin with Engineering Ministries International (EMI) serving in Uganda, Africa [http://www.emiusa.org/].  Doug Merkey with Churches For Life  [http://www.getintolife.org/About/Staff/tabid/2481/Default.aspx].  Tim and Aubrey Dorsch with Campus Crusade For Christ   [http://www.campuscrusade.com/]  Al and Edie Lewis with EFCA Reach Global  [http://go.efca.org/ministries/reachglobal] and Al Frank with EFCA Church Planting  [http://www.efcacentral.org/planting/].        

           

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