The Messenger 
Quest Church Weekly Devotional/   Newsletter 
May 23th, 2019

Pastor's Devotional...
May 23, 2019

Shame (“I am bad and don’t deserve acceptance by others.”) is a devastating force, too repugnant to face and begin the healing process. It also isolates us from others (lest they discover/see our shame). Triggers are physical appearance (body image), childhood abuse, sexuality issues, mental or physical health, aging, religion, etc.
Repressed shame unconsciously limits the joy of life and puts “the abundant life” Jesus offers out of reach. Here’s a few indicators you’re being silently subjected to this insidious force:
1. touchy; overreact to any criticism
2. a cutting, put down sense of humor
3. paranoia; suspicious other are mostly out to harm you
4. constantly shooting yourself in the foot; self-defeating mistakes
5. loss of relationships; others withdrawing from you emotionally
A great benefit of Easter is that Jesus “took our shame” to the cross (Hebrews 12:1-3) and broke its hold over us. Faith and trust in Him releases a shame antidote into our life. “Anyone who believes in Him will never be put to shame.” (Romans 10:11)
Psychologists see manifestations of shame in physical posture, a slumping torso and lowered head. (Hey, we even see that in our pet dogs!) Yet Jesus says at His return, “to lift up your heads, your Redeemer draws near.” And in I John 2:28 “Abide in Him so when He appears you will not shrink in shame from Him.”
May you stand firm, assured shame cannot rule a life submitted to the Savior and redeemed by His cross.
Holy Spirit, expose any hidden shame polluting my spirit and cleanse me through faith in the wonderful, sacrificial flow of His life’s blood on the cross. Amen.

Prayers for Healing

Vanessa Persaud
Camela (Heeraman Ramnath’s sister)
Doriel Maynard (pending surgery)
Bonnie Jones
Colleen Atkinson (pending surgery)
Joseph Berlanga (Elizabeth Wengle's son)
Karen Slazinski
Laura Starich's father Jim Whipple
Marguerite Buckmire
Jean (Gwen Rucker’s sister)
Daniel Ramsaywack
Paul Osborne (Angie’s husband)
Our prayers are with Bob Colburn and family on the birth of his beloved Margie into eternal life.

Summer Blast camp is right around the corner!

Blast begins June 3rd through August 9th for 4 year olds through 8th grade. Every day is filled with productive activities that encourage teamwork, leadership and spiritual foundations with in-house field trips, worship, water day and more! Our trained counselors are CPR certified and mentored by ministerial leadership. There is a one time 2019 registration fee of $20 per child. Catered lunches are optional for $5. follow this link for a downloadable registration form any other questions can be directed to Allison 
Stop by the Quest Kids check-in station this weekend to get more information on events and volunteer opportunities or visit the Quest Kids Facebook page by clicking the link below!
Journey Youth meets every Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. Encourage your middle through high schooler to come and experience fellowship, fun, and growing in the word! Click the Facebook link below for more information and a snapshot of what goes on at Journey Youth!
Click the link below to see the new youth website!

Growing Deeper Adult Bible Study Group Tuesday nights @6:45pm- 8pm Tuesday night Bible Study series continues 
Contact Dirke for information
The Thursday Night Women's Fellowship will meet at 6:30 pm Thursday, June 13th at Grills Lakeside Orlando
Contact Lyn, Kathy or Tammi for more information.
Men's Fellowship  The Next Men's Fellowship is Saturday, June 1st at 8:30-10am, For all guys: Enjoy Breakfast, build friendships and grow stronger spiritually! Meeting in Bldg 100.

God's Everyday Girls meets Tuesday mornings. Join other women of all ages as they learn practical biblical truths while laughing, praying and growing together. 9:30-11am in bldg. #100 Contact Reda  for details.
Our Quest Senior Women's Group, Naomi Circle, meets the second Thursday of each month at 11:30 am here on the Quest Church campus, in the 100 building, room 107. Studying, "God's Promises: You Are Never Alone". Contact the church office for more information!
Paint Night
Join Yolanda Ramsey and others for a relaxing night of painting and fellowship on the second Fridays of each month at 6:30pm. Please RSVP to Yolanda
Smile of the Week!

Dirke and Lorna taking a few days away to celebrate thier anniversary in Barbados! 

Service Opportunities

The West Orange Christian Service Center is always looking for volunteers Monday-Friday, 10:00am-12:30pm.
Please respond to
We are looking for friendly faces and warm smiles to serve on our usher and greeter team once a month. If you are interested in serving the Quest Church family, friends and visitors, please write it on your response card and drop in the plate this weekend or email Michelle    Or Vickie Murphy

Do you have a 2019 Graduate you want to brag about? Send their picture along with the school they are graduating from and what future plans they have to by May 23rd!

Send your funnies to 

"A cheerful heart is good medicine..." Proverbs 17:22
May Memory Verse
June Calendar
The Big Red Bus will be here Sunday, June 9th from 9:00am-1:30pm.
Did you know...

From reducing the risk of having a heart attack to discovering potential underlying health issues—donating blood has many health benefits for the donor as well. Who knew! Click the link below for more information.

Did you know...
Giving online is easy and allows you to set up automatic recurring contributions and view your complete online giving history from anywhere you have access to the internet. Simply follow these easy steps:
1. Visit the church website at
2. Click on the “Donation” button under the website banner.
3. Click on the profile button
4. Follow the onscreen instructions to create an online profile and to schedule your recurring contributions.
Scan this QR CODE                                                         

with the QR Code app from the App store and be taken directly to  our giving site, Vanco.
 If you have any questions, please call the church office .

**Another giving option is to contact your financial institution and inquire about setting up "Bill Pay" or "EFT" which comes straight from your financial institution to the church at NO COST to you or Quest Church.
Where do you fit? What are your strengths? What are your gifts? If you are having trouble answering any of these questions, take this online Spiritual Gifts Assessment test
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9600 West Colonial Drive
Ocoee, FL 34761
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1450 Citrus Oaks Ave. Gotha, FL 34734
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