Archive for March, 2013

Mar 28

Ritzy Roundup – A Peaceful Habitation’s 2013 Gala April 13th

Looking for a way to spread God’s glory broader and deeper through one of our Local Missions strategic partners?  This just in from A Peaceful Habitation APH Ritzy Roundup 2013(APH):

Please join us Saturday, April 13 from 11:30 am to 2PM for our 2013 Gala called “A Ritzy Roundup.”

This year’s event is being held at Grace Church on San Antonio Dr. and will feature:

  • Emcee: Stu Walker, Public Address Announcer for the UNM Lobos and the Albuquerque Isotopes
  • Speaker: Steve Stucker, Co-Host and Weatherman of Eyewitness News 4 Today
  • Silent Auction
  • Chuck Wagon Lunch by Jan’s on 4th
  • Raffle: iPad! $10/Ticket or 6 for $50


Roundup Sponsorship Levels

  • Blue Jeans: $200
  • Bolo: $500
  • Boots: $1000 Includes 1 Table of 8
  • Buckle: $5000 Includes 2 Tables of 8

APH was created to bridge the gap for incarcerated women who are ready for release. Women who want to live transformed lives, breaking patterns of self-defeating and destructive behaviors with Christ as their foundation.

A Peaceful Habitation…

  • Enlightens women with the Word of God
  • Empowers them with workshops and resources to grow spiritually, physically and emotionally
  • Encourages them daily with unconditional love, support and guidance.

To learn more about this amazing ministry, visit our website at


Mar 26

Register for the Church Wide Date Night (Childcare) – April 5th

There is a letter circulating from the children of DSC to their parents.

It reads:

Mommy and Daddy,Date Night 2013

You need a date night and I want to raise money to help the SNAP family move to North Africa and tell people there about Jesus.

On Friday, April 5th, from 5pm to 8pm three DSC community groups have offered to watch me and my friends (ages 0-12) for up to 2 hours, so that you two can have a nice quiet evening catching up and reconnecting.  Also, my teacher said to:

  • hurry to contact Michelle Hafenrichter to register because there are only 100 spots available ( or 505.792.3407)
  • drop your childcare and date night budget (like the cost of dinner and a movie) in the bucket when you drop me off.  Then go grab coffee or dessert and catch up using some good date night questions the community groups will provide.
  • single parents and grandparents are welcome to use this childcare for a night out too.

Oh, and go to to learn more about he Sunrise North Africa Partnership (SNAP).

All proceeds from this event will go to benefit our SPRING for SNAP, a season of increased awareness, prayer, and fund raising for sending out church planters.

Mar 21

SPRING for SNAP 2013

March 20th marked the first day of Spring 2013.  Spring is a time of birth and budding and new beginnings.  The word spring also means to move or jump suddenly upward or forward.  The phrase “spring for” means to treat someone by paying.  All of these ideas are captured in the word Spring, which is why we’ve chosen this name and this time to be a season of increased awareness, prayer, and fundraising in our Countdown to Sunrise, 2013.

SPRING for SNAP 2013 updated


Here’s what it means to SPRING for SNAP.

Share – Visit the SNAP home page to learn what it is, share what you learn with others and get excited for the Garretts to visit every Community Group (CG) in 2013 to share their role in SNAP, the vision to plant churches, and ways you can get behind them.

Pray – Pray with us for our going families, for the lost in North Africa and for how you as a member of DSC, you can help to send these families and the gospel to the unreached of North Africa.  Grab an “Arise Shine” prayer guide to get started.

Raise Funds – Let’s get creative in community!  This is a chance for every CG and ministry at DSC to actively participate in sending our missionaries.  A list has been provided to every CG Leader of ways to get involved.

INvest – Rather than supporting lots of missionaries with just a little money, love, connection and accountability, we are aiming for a model of investing more in fewer folks in focused areas. The body of DSC must invest in SNAP prayerfully, financially and relationally for this vision to succeed.

Give to Church Planting – Our church planting families are giving up comfort, routine, and livelihoods to go and share the gospel in North Africa.  What are you willing to give so that the gospel can go forward with them and through them?

Ready to SPRING for SNAP?  Pick a project to raise funds, pick a point person to keep you organized and moving, then contact Melody Shaddix at for help getting it off the ground.

Here are some of the SPRING projects that have been accomplished:

Here is a list of current projects that are running:

And here are more that are still in the planning stages:

  • One CG is planning to sell hot dogs at their kiddos soccer games on an upcoming Saturday.
  • Some of the youth are working on an idea for a Mini but Mighty for Missions Putt-Putt golf tournament for late summer/early fall.
  • One CG is hoping to offer computer optimization/analysis for the church and community some Sunday in the spring/Summer
  • One CG is considering having a poker night where all the pot goes to SNAP.

The sky is really the limit and it’s great to see the creativity within our body and the ownership of this project.

By the way, this is just the beginning. If your group would rather do an activity more conducive to later in the year, that’s great!  We are always here for any questions you may have.  Just email Melody with questions or ideas.