Let's be praying for the musical drama being produced by Bent Tree en Español this Sunday! And invite your Spanish-speaking friends. http://www.benttree.org/semana-santa/
Serving at Bent Tree is a great opportunity to connect with others and see to it that no one misses the grace of God. We have seventy more opportunities to usher this Easter season and would love to invite you to jump in and serve. So Say Yes…connect, and volunteer this Easter season. To sign up, visit benttree.org/say-yes
my.benttree.org Learn about what we value at Bent Tree: Indwelling Christ, grace lived out, biblical preaching, prayer, unity, generosity, sending, relevance, servant leadership, and authenticity.
[01/06/16] All of us are aware of the recent tornado disaster that hit Garland, Rowlett, and other areas east of where most of us live. Most of us also wonder, "What can I do to help?" My own brother-in-law's roof, for example, was completely taken off of the home where he is staying and the house will now be leveled. You may not know that Bent Tree has a LifeGroup in Garland and this group has taken action to help their neighbors in a very tangible way. Last Saturday they helped serve food literally all day and into the night for victims of the storm. They've also been putting care bags together for area storm victims and distributing them. Bill and Teresa Hense lead this LifeGroup in Garland and they called yesterday asking for more help this Saturday January 9th, anytime from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm. They will be serving food to area storm victims in the "Church in the City" parking lot located at Dalrock & Hwy 66. You can come during any of those times and stay for as long as you want. For more information please contact Bill & Teresa Hense at 972-495-0486. Of course, let's pray for all the area storm victims. If you would like to give in some way you can make a financial donation through any of these trusted crisis responders: Redcross.org (Choose the "Local Community" option) or text REDCROSS to 90999 to send $10 to NTX Tornado Disaster Relief. Victimrelief.org Trained VRM volunteers are among the first responders on the ground. Of course, your prayers for all of these displaced families are also much needed! Thank you for your help!
GroupConnect Sunday at Bent Tree May 31 after both services!
Still not too late for Dad's to sign up for the April 17-19 Father-Teen Ranch Weekend! Go to www.benttree.org and click on the ranch banner to register!
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Are you wondering how to best care for yourself as you face the next season of your life? Do you know how to best advise and help your parents as they face the challenges of aging?
I know that my wife Margaret and I have had many questions on both fronts, so I’d like to invite you to attend a special seminar at Bent Tree Bible Fellowship this coming Saturday, February 7, from 9:00 am to 12:30 pm.
The seminar will begin with a short devotional by Bent Tree member Richard Brown, followed by a series of breakout sessions including:
• Finances and Social Security, led by Mike Raitt, president and owner of The Almega Group of Companies
• Alzheimer’s and Dementia, led by Vic Mazmanian, senior director of Faith Outreach at Silverado Care and leader of the Mind, Heart, and Soul Ministry at Saddleback Church
• “The Conversation,” regarding funeral pre-planning, led by Cheryl Devoto, a family services counselor for Dignity Memorial
Participants can also sign up for one-on-one meetings with the three presenters. A 30-minute Q&A session will begin at noon, followed by door prizes at the close of our time.
Registration for Turning Point is available http://benttree.org/event/308191735/ for $5.
On-site registration begins Saturday, February 7 at 8:30 a.m.
benttree.org Description: Embracing the Seasons of Life Saturday, February 7 | 8:30 am - 12:30 pm | $5 Registration Vision: Equip families for the aging process by raising awareness Topics: - Devotional - Finance & Maximizing Your Social Security - Alzheimer's / Dementia - Final Plans - "The Conversation" Event…
Have you ever tried to understand where the prophets and writings fit into the Old Testament historical books or how a history of the people of Israel applies to Christians today? Dallas Theological Seminary graduate Fred Villa has prepared this study “Understanding the Old Testament: A Chronological Survey with Life Application” complete with a workbook including charts, graphs, maps and timelines that will help you better understand and apply the Old Testament to your life today. After this 12-week study, each learner will be able to understand the individual parts of God’s Word as well as place the parts into the story as a whole. Each prophet and writing will be placed chronologically within the books of history where they belong. Open to all ages.
Meeting at Bent Tree Bible
Sundays 5:00-7:00 p.m.,
January 25-May 3
(no class on Mar 8 or Apr 5)
Register now as a participant or as a servant for the April 2015 Father/Teen Ranch Weekend!
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Register now as a participant or as a servant for the April 2015 Father/Teen Ranch Weekend!
father-teenranchweekend.org experience Life together with your teen
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[08/13/14] “Bent Tree en Español is very excited that this coming Sunday will have the Ministry Fair. If you can see that is happening in BTE, you can join with them after the second Service in the Family Theatre.”
Marriage Matters Workshop: Why is it that after saying “I do” communication with your spouse seems to get more complicated? Life gets buys, jobs and kids demand our attention and it is easy to lose focus on your marriage.
Join us for the workshop and participate in the survey that will look at your style of Influence. To learn more and to register go to: http://benttree.org/marriage/marriage-matters/
benttree.org Why is it that communication with your spouse seems to get more complicated after saying "I do?" Life gets busy, jobs and kids demand our attention, and it's easy to lose focus on your marriage.
Great Christmas Gift!
Bent Tree Father/Teen Ranch Weekend April 4-6, 2014
Over the last 10 years, so many of our Bent Tree families have been positively impacted by the JH Ranch ministry in Northern California that we wanted to offer a similar ranch experience closer to home. Bent Tree’s ranch ministry was born directly out of Pete’s heart after taking his daughter, Annika, to JH Ranch and experiencing a renewed depth in their relationship coming out of that time together. Bent Tree began to offer what is now called the Bent Tree Father/Teen Ranch Weekend more than three years ago. Thanks to the generosity of Mike and Stephanie Tuttle, our church is able to offer a weekend ranch experience focusing on restoring the hearts of fathers to their teenage children and the hearts of these teenagers to their fathers (Malachi 4:6). The Tuttles’ ranch is located near Lindale (about two hours east of Carrollton) and includes a lake, a pond, horse stables, and a covered outdoor dining area, all woven into the beauty of rolling hills and woods. Spiritually encouraging talks are offered by Pete Briscoe, Steve Frissell, Tammy Gray, and Matt Thigpen. Throughout the weekend fathers and teens have opportunities to horseback ride, hike, shoot skeet, practice driving stick-shift jeeps, do ropes courses, stargaze through telescopes and more!
The next Father/Teen weekend is April 4-6, 2014. Register before February 2014 and save $30. But hurry — this year’s Father/Teen Ranch Weekend is limited to the first 150 pairs of dads and teens! You can also register to serve in any number of roles at the ranch next year. See registration at the Bent Tree Father/Teen Ranch Weekend on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/BentTreeFatherTeenWeekend
Save the date for the next Bent Tree Father/Teen Ranch weekend! See https://www.facebook.com/BentTreeFatherTeenWeekend
I wanted to remind all of you who are attending Bent Tree and living in the Plano/Castle Hills and surrounding communities about a monthly Christian business luncheon in Plano. Legacy Christian Forum is a monthly Christian business luncheon primarily designed for believers to bring their non-Christian friends to hear a professional share about their business and how their faith intersects with that world. Great discussions should follow! Please see
and reserve your place for Tuesday, November 19 from 11:30 - 12:30 pm to hear one of our own Bent Tree members. Lesa Stuart, share her faith story! On that note save the date for December 17th to hear Pete Briscoe speak at LCF!
Also, thanks to all of you who helped with last months CCA (Christian Community in Action) clothing sorting event on October 26! Groups are always welcome to come and help. Please call Charlene Bell at 972-219-4382 for more details.
legacychristianforum.com November 19, 2013 Lesa Stuart will be our speaker for November. Lesa Stuart has been a top producing residential Realtor in the far north Dallas suburbs since 1990. Currently working for Ebby Halliday Frisco, Lesa has consistently been in the top 1% of all agents nationwide. Specializing in…
Bent Tree Plano/Castle Hills communities sorted shoes and clothing items at CCA last Saturday. Not glamorous work but Christian Community in Action really needs the help right now. We had 4-2hr shifts serving Jesus that day!
The Bent Tree Boomers & Beyond Ministry is having their third annual sock hop dance, featuring DJ, Monte Slaver, spinning music from the 50's, on Saturday, November 2, 2013. Break out your best 50's attire (bobby socks, saddle shoes, poodle skirts and leather jackets) or dress casually for a fun evening of dancing and games. Open to all Boomer adults, no children please. For more details go to https://public.serviceu.com/RegistrationForm/6959202-267578702/?OrgKey=c38c36d5-4be3-4b6d-a14a-d70a144b0d60 or contact Donna Semans at [email protected].
6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
For people 50 years old and up
public.serviceu.com Boomers & Beyond Sock Hop REGISTRATION
Bent Tree Plano/Lewisville and surrounding communities events coming up!
1. Community Service Day Saturday Oct. 26 - It will be exciting to serve at CCA (Christian Community in Action) this year during 1 or 4 possible shifts on the 26th. This Christian based ministry provides food, clothing, medical, and dental services to those less fortunate in our midst. They do this by collecting donations of used clothing and selling them in one of their many outlets throughout the Metroplex. They have had to hire people to help them sort out the 26 million items they collect each year but we want to help them do this without charge! This would be a great event to come to as a small group or even as an individual. Consider bringing a friend with you who is not yet a Christian and serve together. What a great way to get to know your friend better and show Christ's friendship to them! Please see the link and instructions below on how to sign up for 1 of the 4 shifts available on the 26th.
Here is the link for the first shift (9-11AM) to serve at CCA on Oct 26:
For the other three shifts click on “More Needs” on the right column. This will bring up the other three shifts and allow you to register for another time slot.
Click the “Meet Need” box in the lower right corner and enter how many people you plan to bring. You will be prompted to create an account if you have not done so already. Automatic e-mail reminder will be sent to remind you of the day and time you will be serving. Each slot is limited to 15 participants so get your spots now!
2. Legacy Christian Forum Business Luncheon -
On October 15th, Gene and Rene Haub will be our speakers. Mr. Haub and his wife have been working with Family Life for over 15 years and are very involved in marriage ministry. They organize Weekend to Remember and mentor marriages. They have a unique testimony related to Mr. Haub’s transition from corporate America to full time ministry. Please feel free to invite your non-Christian friends to attend!
Please see this page to RSVP and find out more details.
3. Evangelism Training Workshop with Garry Poole - You will want to save the date on your calendars for this workshop experience with author and speaker Garry Poole! Most of you will remember that Garry has spoken at our services at Bent Tree earlier this year. He brings with him many years of experience in effectively communicating God's love with those in our culture who have not yet experienced it. The dates to save are November 15-16, Friday night and Saturday morning. Registration details will be on the Bent Tree web soon!
Please see some of the current things happening at Bent Tree that pertain to your communities below.
1. Sunday September 22 - GroupConnect! Meet leaders of new groups and other leaders of existing groups in The Crossing after both services. If you have not yet connected with a small group at Bent Tree then you will want to take advantage of this easy opportunity to find the group you are looking for! Group topics will be listed and leaders will be set up together by community to make it easier for you to find.
2. Tuesday September 17 - Legacy Christian Forum Lunch -
This monthly business luncheon is provided for Christians to bring their friends who have not yet placed their faith in Christ to hear different members of the Plano/Dallas business community share about their business and faith. Please make reservations at http://legacychristianforum.com/
3. Don & Barbara Schulz are long time Plano members of Bent Tree. They have been married for 53 years and were recently seen on the stage being interviewed by Pete along with several other couples. The Schulz's have undergone many health issues lately and have now decided to move in with their son in California. Please check out their estate sale happening this week, September 6-8 pm, 10-5 pm, at 1825 Greenway Dr, Plano, TX..
4. Marriage Matters - At a recent Marriage Matters event at Bent Tree hundreds of couples heard about various resources available to them at our church to help strengthen their marriages. Please feel free to contact Michelle Harrell at [email protected] or call her at 972-428-1336 to hear about resources that could help your marriage.
5. September 21 Aging Seminar/Dementia Tour - This Saturday event will be offered at Bent Tree. Please contact Debbie Miller at [email protected] or call her at 972-428-1329 for more details.
Thank you and have a great September!
Bent Tree Community Pastor
legacychristianforum.com AboutLegacy Christian Forum is a monthly luncheon that… Hosts inspirational speakers who share about integrating faith in God and the workplace Presents God’s plan of friendship with Him through Jesus Offers a forum to support and be supported by friends…
If you work anywhere near The Shops of Legacy area please look at http://planolegacyforum.com/ for info on a Christian business luncheon on Aug. 20 where you can bring a friend who may have questions about Christianity. One of our own Bent Treer'rs, Tom Siems, will be speaking.
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