STAY IN TOUCH
TO OUR CHURCH
Welcome to Restoration Fellowship Int'l (RFI), where we strive to connect our members and guests to a life in Christ. We strongly believe in love, faith, and the Word.
We invite you to join us and have your own experience with God. At RFI, we pride ourselves on the ability to create a strong fellowship filled with unconditional love and support. Spend a little time with us and you will quickly see that we are actively serving God through our talents, abilities, time and resources.
There is one God, revealed in three persons: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit.
Jesus Christ is Lord, and as God’s Son was both fully human and divine.
The entire Bible is inspired by God.
Everyone has sinned and fallen short of God’s glory.
Salvation can only be attained freely through God’s grace.
522 CAPITOL AVENUE,
CHEYENNE, WY 82007
This Sunday, September 20th, 2020
We are currently in the series: "What on earth am I here for?"
We meet for small groups the 4th Sunday of each month to tackle these hard questions and be led by the Word of God. This is a great time for fellowship and studying the Word. If you are interested in participating reach out to any of the leaders to find your life group location.
Pastor Tom Perea
328 Cody St, 307-220-1027
Pastor Chuck Griffin
522 Capitol Ave, 307-635-3194
Pastor Joe Perea
1521 W Gopp Ct, 307-631-6935
Pastor Steve Manzanares
4900 Pheonix Dr, 307-920-1527
Bill and Dee Morton
9601 Hynds Blvd, 307-631-3145
Leroy and Peggy Romero
2310 Rollins Ave, 307-256-8411
Jeff and Carol Rosinski
1245 CR 135, 307-630-6999
Leroy and Patsy Vigil
1617 Pinto Ln, 307-214-1539
Young Life (Youth Group)
Dates for Youth Group to resume will be announced in the near future.
Youth group takes place on Monday nights at 6:30 PM. It is a great time of fellowship and studying God's word. Come out and invite a friend!
If you would like to get involved with this outreach or if you need assistance, please reach out to Sister Alexis, one of the Pastors, or the Elders during this sensitive time..
We thank you for your faithfulness.
You are not alone. With Christ all things are possible! We are the body of Christ.
To God be the glory!
OUR RESPONSE AND UPDATES
As your church, we continue to closely monitor the COVID-19 situation and are following the recommendations of health officials. Your health, safety, and well-being are a top priority for us.
We will use our website, Facebook, and email communication to keep our members updated on the situation and how it will impact our operations. We appreciate your continued support and understanding. Please continue to look out for each other and our community during this uncertain time.
- Practice social distancing - avoid large crowds, close contact, and public spaces except for getting essentials.
- Stay home if you are feeling sick or have an underlying health condition.
- Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap is not available, use alcohol-based hand sanitizer that is at least 60% alcohol.
- Cover your nose and mouth when sneezing or coughing.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
- Follow all CDC travel recommendations.
- Stay in the Word of God. Worship, pray, and center your hearts on Him.
- Limit or reduce your news and social media consumption.
- Practice stress management.
- Show compassion, understanding, and kindness toward one another, expressing encouragement and love.
UPDATE AS OF 9/6/20
We are able to gather in the church, with proper social distancing. We will continue to be streamed online through Facebook Live as well. Praise God!
If you need support during this time, please reach out to your elders. We will do our best to help match you to someone who can help meet the need.
We love you. Your Pastoral Team
We are currently in between classes at this time. We encourage you to continue to stay in the Word! There is a reason for every season. Enjoy some intimate time with the Lord!
For God is good!
The YouVersion App is a great tool that enables you to dive deeper into your relationship with God. You can read the Bible, highlight, bookmark, create images, write notes, and share with others, all in one place!
It offers daily verses and devotional plans that you can do either publically or privately, individually or in a group, and it can even send you a daily reminder.
In addition to all these awesome features, Pastor Tom's sermons can be accessed each Sunday.
Follow along and have the outline right at your fingertips by
simply: clicking on the "More" tab, then scroll down to "Events",
There you will see a list of locations,
select "Restoration Fellowship Int'l" to access our outline.
You can also highlight and save notes from here! Neat!
It is available for FREE in your app store. :)
Pastor Tom would invite you to join him in reading the Bible Plan, "How to Battle Fear".
Pushpay is a fast, easy way to give tithes and offerings, and it is available as an app or on any internet browser.
You can click the Give icon at the top of the page, or text RFICHURCH to 77977. It will instruct you step by step!
This app allows you to give one time or on a schedule. You can specify which ministry you would like to bless, all at your convenience! We encourage you to pray about it, and step out in faith.
Copy/paste the link below if you would like to watch a step by step instruction video for assistance! Also, feel free to reach out to our pastors or elders with any further questions!
May God bless you! It is a blessing to be a blessing. Remember, God wants relationship not religion.
Intimacy with Your Spouse
PUBLIC INFORMATION RESOURCES
Click on images below to enlarge and learn more about how to use the public information resources.
SPIRITUAL & MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES
If you would like someone to pray with you during this uncertain time, the Billy Graham Evangelical Association prayer line is toll-free, and available day or night.
CRISIS TEXT LINE
If you are in a state of crisis, 24/7 support is at your fingertips. A live, trained crisis counselor will receive your text and respond.
SUICIDE PREVENTION LIFELINE
If you or someone you know are experiencing thoughts of suicide, please reach out for help. There is free and confidential 24/7 support available.
Copy/paste the link below for this helpful resource.
Wednesday Night: Back to Life
Class resumes as of September 9th, and it will take place from 6pm to 7pm at RFI.
The class is called, "Beyond Blessed" by Robert Morris. This will be a video series. Plan to join us in the Sanctuary, so that we may practiced social distancing, and if you are not comfortable or able to attend you may also access the videos via YouTube on the GatewayChurchtv channel.
We are able to gather in RFI Sanctuary officially with social distancing in place. In addition, we will continue streaming live via Facebook.
We praise God for the opportunities to have options, and remember that no matter what the circumstances may be, He remains in control!
We have started a new series entitled, "Battled-Ready Attire:Dressing for the Fight" out of the book of Ephesians. Armor up!
Here are the guidelines for gathering:
Please maintain a proper distance of 6 feet from each other. You can sit with people from your household but please distance yourself from other families in seating.
We are discouraging handshakes and hugs.
Children's Church, Nursery, drinking fountain and kitchen facilities are not available.
Bring your own mask, if you wish.
Use at your own discretion.
If you are uncomfortable with meeting in person, you are still welcome to join us live on Facebook (whether you have an account or not). It is available to the right of this column.
We are thankful for the flexibility of the RFI congregation!
-PushPay is available as an opportunity for you to give. Simply text 77977, keyword RFICHURCH and follow further instructions.
-Elections are coming up! Info regarding all policies and representatives are available on site, as well as at the church.
We are the body of Christ, together we make a difference. Have active faith! PRAY!!
To God be the glory!
A Message from Pastor Tom
"Blessed and encouraged by your continued faithfulness in hard times."
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"Good end time message!"
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Hello RFI Family!
It is once again the time to vote. Please pray for our authorities and please pray as you submit your educated votes. Knowledge is power! Remember, no matter who holds office, God is in control.
Some information as you consider your votes for the Wyoming House and Senate this election season:
Legislator Key Votes.
For details and the final status of all bills referred to on this matrix, go to https://www.wyoleg.gov/Legislation/2020.
FPA-WY Candidate Scores.
Starting this year, the Family Policy Alliance of WY is providing an additional resource to help us choose among the legislative candidates: a summary of Candidate Scores, rating all who responded to their survey.
Senate – Wyoming Senate Candidate Ratings https://familypolicyalliance.com/wyoming-senate-candidate-rating/
House – Wyoming House Candidate Ratings
From a pro-life perspective, the majority of incumbent legislators did well in 2020.
The biggest success was that both chambers passed a Budget Amendment to prevent UW from allowing tax-payer funding of elective abortion for students, including Health Insurance.
The biggest disappointment came from Governor Gordon: although SF0097 - Born Alive Infant-Means of Care passed both chambers with overwhelming majorities, he vetoed it and delayed announcing that until there wasn’t time for the Legislature to override.
Contacting your legislators.
While our minds are on elections, it’s a good time to follow-up with a "thank you" to your legislators to express appreciation for their votes in favor of pro-life bills last session.
Respectfully let them know you care, pay attention, and remember their votes.
Email and phone contact information:
May God guide and bless the State of Wyoming!
Note: check your County Clerk's website to find the closest election polling station. This year some will not be open due to a shortage of volunteers.
September 12, 2020
Dear RFI Church Family – We wanted to inform you that Wednesday afternoon Pastor Tom started experiencing flu-like symptoms; body aches, fatigue, mild cough. He has since tested positive for COVID 19. He continues to have those symptoms but breathing well with no complications. We are quarantining at home per Wyoming Department of Health Order. All those in close personal contact with him in the 48 hours prior to symptoms have been contacted.
We appreciate your prayers and encourage our church family to continue to comply with the Health Department recommendations to wash hands often, wear mask in public settings where social distancing of 6 ft cannot be maintained.
Thank you and God Bless each of you. If you have further questions you can refer to the Wyoming Department of Health Website https://covid19.wyo.gov/health or call me at 307-220-1024.
Pastor’s Wife/Parish Nurse
We will be starting a new Wednesday night class from at 6pm to 7pm on Sept 9th called, "Beyond Blessed" by Robert Morris.
This will be a video series. Plan to join us in the Sanctuary, so that we may practice social distancing, and if you are not comfortable or able to attend you may also access the videos via YouTube on the GatewayChurchtv channel.
from Sis Kathy