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Feb
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to Feb 18

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During the month of February, we are going to spend our time focussing on sending help to local and global missions. By help, we mean we want to send our finances and people into the trenches into each of these missions. 

FEB 4, 11am - Ryan Green (Church Planter to Thailand) 

Our guests include Ryan Green who is moving to Thailand to plant gospel preaching churches. Ryan is currently living in the states with his wife as they prepare to move oversea in the next few months. 

FEB 11, 11am - Clifton Nobles (Founder of 143 Ministries International) 

Our second week, we are going to hear from Clifton Nobles (founder of 143 Ministries). Clifton loves the city of Augusta and has a heart to see those battling addiction to find freedom in Christ. 143 Ministries consists of many aspects including a specific partnership that our church already shares with them, The Meeting. 

FEB 18, 11am - Brandon May (Church Planter / Augusta, GA) 

During our last week of the conference, Pastor Brandon is going to challenge our church to go beyond our comfort zones and open up our hearts to sending our prayers, talents and money as we reach the broken locally and globally. 

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The Meeting
Jan
31
7:00 PM19:00

The Meeting

Vision

Provide a 12-step program to assist people who want to recover from drug or alcohol addiction and willingly choose sober living.

Mission

Encourage, equip, and strengthen people in sober living using the proven 12-step method within a community of recovered and recovering women and men. The Meeting will consist of key teachings, sharing of experiences, open discussions, fellowship, and more. Participants will also be encouraged to have a mentor for one-on-one guidance and assistance, and to mentor others when ready.

Details

Wednesdays at 7:00 pm, at Illuminate Church, 2801 Ingleside Drive, Augusta, GA

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Child Dedication Sunday
Jan
28
11:00 AM11:00

Child Dedication Sunday

Child dedication is a parent’s way of saying that they want to raise their children to know, love and serve Jesus. They are asking the congregation to pray for them, hold them accountable and to be available to assist with guiding their children into a growing relationship with Jesus. If this is something you would like to do, we would love to be part of your family’s special day! You can register online by filling out a Child Dedication form. 

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The Meeting
Jan
24
7:00 PM19:00

The Meeting

Vision

Provide a 12-step program to assist people who want to recover from drug or alcohol addiction and willingly choose sober living.

Mission

Encourage, equip, and strengthen people in sober living using the proven 12-step method within a community of recovered and recovering women and men. The Meeting will consist of key teachings, sharing of experiences, open discussions, fellowship, and more. Participants will also be encouraged to have a mentor for one-on-one guidance and assistance, and to mentor others when ready.

Details

Wednesdays at 7:00 pm, at Illuminate Church, 2801 Ingleside Drive, Augusta, GA

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The Meeting
Jan
17
7:00 PM19:00

The Meeting

Vision

Provide a 12-step program to assist people who want to recover from drug or alcohol addiction and willingly choose sober living.

Mission

Encourage, equip, and strengthen people in sober living using the proven 12-step method within a community of recovered and recovering women and men. The Meeting will consist of key teachings, sharing of experiences, open discussions, fellowship, and more. Participants will also be encouraged to have a mentor for one-on-one guidance and assistance, and to mentor others when ready.

Details

Wednesdays at 7:00 pm, at Illuminate Church, 2801 Ingleside Drive, Augusta, GA

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The Meeting
Jan
10
7:00 PM19:00

The Meeting

Vision

Provide a 12-step program to assist people who want to recover from drug or alcohol addiction and willingly choose sober living.

Mission

Encourage, equip, and strengthen people in sober living using the proven 12-step method within a community of recovered and recovering women and men. The Meeting will consist of key teachings, sharing of experiences, open discussions, fellowship, and more. Participants will also be encouraged to have a mentor for one-on-one guidance and assistance, and to mentor others when ready.

Details

Wednesdays at 7:00 pm, at Illuminate Church, 2801 Ingleside Drive, Augusta, GA

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Christmas Under The Lights
Dec
23
6:30 PM18:30

Christmas Under The Lights

Making Christmas memories with the family is what makes Christmas so special. That's why we want to help you create even more wonderful memories by hosting an incredible Christmas event that everyone can relate to and enjoy! It's called Christmas Under The Lights! 

On December 23rd, we want to invite the surrounding community to come together under the lights in the front lawn of our property for a fun outdoor Christmas celebration under an intimate Christmas light overhang. There will be tons of Christmas songs as well as a short Christmas message from our Pastor! 

Many of your favorite Christmas songs will be led by a live band as you enjoy free Christmas cookies, coffee and hot chocolate catered by Pink Dipper! Seating is provided on a first come, first serve basis. This event is kid friendly since the atmosphere is primarily musical in nature. Laughter, cheering and celebrating are encouraged so from our perspective, we encourage you to bring on the noise! 

We hope you and your family have an incredible Christmas and look forward to seeing you at Illuminate Church on Saturday, December 23rd at 6:30pm!

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Student Christmas Party
Dec
22
5:30 AM05:30

Student Christmas Party

What to Bring: 
- a gift under $10
- a sweater that you can make into an ugly sweater (will have decorations for your ugly sweater but if you want to bring more go ahead)
- a friend or two or more because... find out why below! 

More Details
- All middle and high school students are invited
- Every first time student guest will receive a $5 Starbucks gift card
- The student who brings the most guests will win a $25 visa gift card
- Each friend should also bring a gift under $10.
- There will be games, snacks and drinks provided for free

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Starting Point
Nov
12
2:30 PM14:30

Starting Point

Want to take the next step in your faith journey? Starting Point is a great way to help you do that. Whether you have questions about serving, baptism, or church membership, Starting Point is a one time meeting where we can help you determine those next steps. Starting Point is also a great time for you to meet our pastor as well. Our very first members were added in October and we have another opportunity for you to make the same next step!

To register, just visit the information table in the lobby and one of our team members will help you get signed up in less than 2 minutes. 

All Starting Point classes have child care and coffee provided for free! 

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Trunk Or Treat/ Chili Cook Off
Oct
27
7:00 PM19:00

Trunk Or Treat/ Chili Cook Off

Celebrate the fall on a night out with the family that both kids and adults will love! Kids will love it because they get to Trunk or Treat, dress up in their favorite costumes and get lots of candy! Adults will love it because each Trunk represented is competing in a Chili Cook Off. Walk around a taste test each of our contestant's special recipes and help us decide who the winner should be! 

Everything is free! The event kicks off at 7:00pm and will run through 8:30pm. Don't miss it! 

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Student Ministry Lock In
Oct
27
to Oct 28

Student Ministry Lock In

Teenagers, how long can you stay awake? Middle School and High School students are on a mission to have some crazy fun all night long without falling asleep.  Drop your students off at Illuminate at 5pm on Friday night and pick them up at 8am on Saturday. 

What to bring? 

  • $10
  • Flashlight
  • Snacks and drinks
  • Halloween Costume
  • Sports Shoes
  • Change of clothes that you won't mind getting dirty 
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Steeds Dairy
Oct
14
11:00 AM11:00

Steeds Dairy

Corn mazes, huge slides, pony rides, farm animals and good food make a for a great family day! Sign up for Steed's Dairy with our church and you will get a special low price of only $6 per person (normally $10). We will be walking in at 11:00am so please arrive about 10 minutes early so we can go in together. All payments must be submitted at table in the lobby. You can pay by cash or check. The last day to sign up is on Sunday, October 7th. Also, if you would like to bring a friend, they can get our special group price as well. Just make sure to sign them up at Illuminate on any Sunday between now and October 7th. 

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Sep
23
12:00 PM12:00

Connect Group Cook Out, Augusta

Connect Group Cook Outs are a great way for you to connect with more families in our church. The Cordovas and Airgoods are throwing a cook out at the Evans Library Pavilion Park and want to invite any an all Augusta residents to come hang out and eat some good food. There is also a play area for kids. Sign up form is in the lobby of the church. Please indicate what dish you will be bringing. Thanks! 

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Sep
23
11:00 AM11:00

Connect Group Cook Out, North Augusta

Connect Group Cook Outs are a great way for you to connect with more families in our church. Evan Pinion and Greg Miskelly are throwing a cook out near downtown North Augusta and want to invite any an all North Augusta residents to come hang out and eat some good food. There is also a play area for kids. Sign up form is in the lobby of the church. Please indicate what dish you will be bringing. Thanks! 

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New Sermon Series
Sep
17
11:00 AM11:00

New Sermon Series

What if generosity wasn't an obligation that we do out of guilt but an opportunity for God to strengthen your soul? The church has earned a lot of distrust with our culture when it comes to money. We've all heard that we "ought to give" but what if God's intent isnt to guilt or pressure people into giving? What if there is a better way to show generosity? Don't miss this new eye opening series. 

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Church Launch
Sep
10
11:00 AM11:00

Church Launch

  • 2801 Ingleside Drive Augusta, GA, 30909 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Three years ago, a group of people met in a living room and began forming a church to help develop people into committed followers of Jesus. From a living room, to a high school auditorium, our church is finally acquiring its first permanent location and we want to invite everyone in the area to join and celebrate what God is doing as well as hear more about the intent and future of our church in the Summerville area. 

For more information about Illuminate, visit us online atilluminateaugusta.com

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Launch Team Meetings
Aug
17
7:00 PM19:00

Launch Team Meetings

In the month of August, we are inviting you to join to plan out this new season for Illuminate Church. We are specifically focussing on how we can better make disciples who make disciples. This is a round table format discussion so your opinion matters! Child care is also provided. We will see you this Thursday, 7pm at 2801 Ingleside Dr. 

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Aug
10
7:00 PM19:00

Launch Team Meeting

The mission of Jesus is in the hands of the church. It's our responsibility to make disciples. As we launch into the next season of our church, we are calling all who are able to attend 3 nights to discuss and pray about how our church can effectively make disciples. If you are part of our Illuminate Church family or if you would like to learn more about our church, we invite you to join us during these launch team meetings. 

P.S. Child care will be provided. 

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Getting Homeless Moms and Kids Off the Streets
May
14
11:00 AM11:00

Getting Homeless Moms and Kids Off the Streets

Homeless moms and their kids live right here in Augusta and we believe that the church should and can do something about it!

 

For every first time guest that attends an Illuminate Sunday gathering during the month of May, our church will donate $10 to Head of the Giant Ministry (a local organization that ministers to homeless women and children). Thats right! 1 first time guest = $10

 

On Mother's Day, Our Sunday gathering will feature a live interview with Renee Reynolds, who is the co-founder of Head of the Giant Ministry. She'll be shedding light on the homeless women and children epedimic here in Augusta.

 

Make a difference by simply attending Illuminate Church on any Sunday in May, learn more about the epedimic and build awareness on Mother's Day and lets help homeless moms and their kids get off the streets!

 

For more information about Illuminate Church, visit us online at illuminateaugusta.com

 

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LOVE DAY
Apr
29
8:00 AM08:00

LOVE DAY

We are taking the church into the community to serve 2 awesome local charities because we believe that the proof of the gospel in us is shown by getting out in the community and making a difference. Serving opportunities will be held at Head of the Giant which is a local homeless ministry for women and children. We are also serving in Harrisburg with Turn Back The Block. We will be cleaning up trash in the streets. If you have yet to sign up, you can do so by clicking on the link below. 

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Easter Sunday
Apr
16
11:00 AM11:00

Easter Sunday

You have been invited to attend Easter at Illuminate Church! Thanks for choosing to spend that day with us! Here's what you can expect... 

Our service starts at 11:00 am so we recommend you arrive about 15 minutes early. We are new church that rents out facilities at Westside High School. (1002 Patriots Way) Our location sits right off of Washington Rd near Rhineharts and Red Wing.  There will be signs that help you find our parking lot. After parking your vehicle, our super friendly and helpful volunteers will welcome you at the front door. If you have children, someone will escort you to the area where you can check your kids in for Kids Church! 

Follow the signs in the hallway to the auditorium where our adult gathering will take place. Someone will say hello at the door to the auditorium and hand you a worship guide (contains basic info about our church and a connection card). At 11:00am, we will have about 15 minutes of musical worship. Some people sing along with the band but please don't feel obligated to do so. After the band, our lead pastor, Brandon May will give a very relevant and biblical challenge. This usually lasts about 20 to 25 minutes. Once he finishes the challenge, we will give our church an opportunity to give. This time of worship is intended for our Illuminate Church family. Please do not feel obligated to give. 

We hope this answers a few of your questions! We are looking forward to spending Easter with you! See you Sunday, April 16th, 11am at Westside High School! 

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Glow in the Dark Easter Egg Hunt
Apr
14
7:00 PM19:00

Glow in the Dark Easter Egg Hunt

Bring the family out to Westside High School's softball field for an incredible night of fun and games! Face painting, fun games, glow in the dark necklaces and bracelets, music and neon lights = FUN!!! Here's what you need to know... 

  • Kids ages 11 and under (bring flashlight and basket for egg hunting)
  • Friday, April 14th at 7:00pm (show up early to get your glow in the dark necklaces and bracelets)
  • Location is at the Westside High School softball field (1002 Patriots Way, Augusta 30907)
  • Parents, registration is required.
  • Drinks will be provided. 
  • Everything is absolutely free! 

REGISTRATION: Please register your child prior to participating. Registration can be done on Sundays at Illuminate Church, at the event prior to entering the field or you can save time by downloading our registration form online, print it out and bring it with you completed upon arrival to the egg hunt. 

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Group Launch Sunday
Feb
5
11:00 AM11:00

Group Launch Sunday

Part of being part of a new church is setting the foundation for the future. Although foundation building applies to many areas of our ministry, we are excited to begin Connect Groups. We've realized that nobody can do life alone and the best way to take steps of faith in your walk with Jesus is to do it together with other believers. On February 5th, we will have a special Sunday to help you connect with a group of believers who live in your local area. Our group areas will cover Edgefield, North Augusta, Martinez and Evans. Getting involved with a group will be a game changer for your Christian life. Don't miss out on February 5th! 

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Christmas Day Online Service
Dec
25
9:30 AM09:30

Christmas Day Online Service

Christmas Day is on Sunday this year and we hope you enjoy that time with your family and friends. We want to to help you connect with a church without having to alter your family's Christmas plans. 

So this year, we will be hosting a special online church experience on our Illuminate Church Facebook page on Christmas Day. At 9:30am, Illuminate Church will broadcast on Facebook Live and we want to invite you to chime in! 

To make things fun, we're giving away Christmas presents to our audience live! Here's how you can join in on the fun. Starting on Sunday, December 4th and on every Sunday up until Christmas Day, everyone who fills out a connection card at Illuminate Church during one of our Sunday gatherings will be entering their name into a drawing for a $50 VISA gift card. 

That means you can enter your name up to 3 times and increase your chances of winning! A total of 3 winners will be drawn during our Facebook Live Christmas Gathering. So be sure to attend Illuminate Church every week during the month of December, fill out your connection card and turn it in at the yellow tent on your way out! Merry Christmas!"

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Student Christmas Party
Dec
11
2:00 PM14:00

Student Christmas Party

All Middle School and High School Students...

BRING YOUR FRIENDS! BRING YOUR FRIENDS! BRING YOUR FRIENDS! If you bring a friend or friends, you and your friends will win tickets to the new Star Wars: Rogue One movie that comes out next week!

Also!!!!! Bring a $5 gift. If you are bringing a friend, tell them to bring a gift as well. This is a gift exchange with a twist! 😜 Please wrap your gift in a box with wrapping paper. Be sure to use a lot of tape. No gift bags.

We are going to hang out all day and will be attending the Shepherds and Kings Christmas Special from 7-9 at First Baptist of North Augusta. This is where your parents will need to pick you up.

Please text JoJo Cordova at (706) 833-1069 and let him know you are coming and if bringing any friends, how many are coming with you.

This Sunday at 2pm.

205 Holden Dr Martinez 30909

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First Impressions Team Meeting
Dec
4
9:00 AM09:00

First Impressions Team Meeting

Pastor Brandon will be meeting with all those interested in helping guests feel welcome, relaxed and engaged in our first impressions meeting. There will be donuts and coffee available. We will be meeting in the teachers lounge across from the Nursery/Toddler room at 9:00am. Thanks! 

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Oct
30
10:15 AM10:15

Baptism Sunday

Baptism is the next step for every person who has turned their life over to Christ. Its our way of publicly identifying with Jesus. If you have never been baptized but would like to, we would be totally stoked to help you take that next step. If you want to get baptized, just text the word "BAPTISM" to (706) 584-2737. If you are curious and just want to come watch, you are welcome to attend. We do public gatherings every week and they are always free, open to the public, and hassle free. In fact, to make things easier, we give every first time guest a free Starbucks gift card. Its our way of saying, "Thanks for coming."

 

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