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, October 25th, 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.
*We will communicate when these classes will resume.
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. Stay blessed!
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!
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 10/11/20
- 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
Interested in becoming a member at Restoration Fellowship? We will be beginning a new membership class, which includes the Bait of Satan.
Class starts at 9 AM on November 1st.
There is a sign up sheet is in the foyer.
Take a step out in faith! :)
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.
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.
Wednesday Night: Back to Life
Class will be from 6pm to 7pm at RFI and will take place in the sanctuary, in order to allow social distancing.
Beginning October 14th, we start a five week class called, "The End..What happens next..".
This gives great insight on the end times.
Jesus is coming again! Halellujah!
Are you ready?
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!
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 page.
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!
We are the body of Christ, together we make a difference. Have active faith! PRAY!!
To God be the glory!
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.
Operation Christmas Child-
November 8th- Orphan Sunday
BE THE LIGHT: How can I help?
Nov 9-15: Donation Drive at Cheyenne Foster Closet, including frozen meals
Nov 16-22: sign up for a timeslot to organize/inventory donations and pack duffel bags for children newly entering foster care
Zoom info meeting series with panels for Q&A
CASA: Thursday, November 12 @7pm
Respite: Thursday, November 19 @7pm
Adoption: Thursday, December 3 @7pm
15min weekly prayer zoom call for children and families in the foster care system
Fost/Adopt monthly Zoom Connect group for parents.
*Cheyenne Foster Closet: all of their fundraisers have been cancelled; they only have $300/month of overhead expenses, and the rest is spent solely on items for children and foster families such as new socks and underwear or diapers.
Pray about if, and also how, you would like to get involved.
Psalm 34:18, “The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit.”
Boxes, tags, and lists are available in the foyer; the lists include item ideas for different age/genders groups.
In addition to collecting items, you may also make monetary donations. If you would like to use PushPay to do this, select "other" and you may designate it to the ShoeBox Ministry.
Please return packed boxes by November 1st! :) We will also be having a packing party on November 7th at 10 AM at the church. 'Tis a blessing to be a blessing!
Jesus is the reason for the season!
from Pastor Tom
Blessed and encouraged by your continued faithfulness in hard times.
Copy/paste this link to listen to a podcast from Pastor Rick's Daily Hope series: Why you need to think about what you think about. We pray that it is a blessing!
This is the second video from the series "From Anger to Affection".
Also check out these helpful resources from the series that focus on the value of intimacy with your spouse.
Video 1: The Moment Right After Conflict
Video 2: The Wrong Question to Ask in Marriage
Video 3: Telling Your Spouse They Are Valuable
Video 4: Serving One Another and Building Spiritual Intimacy
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!