Man, October sure flew by, didn’t it? I cannot BELIEVE we are already moving into November! The Youth have just returned from their Fall Retreat last weekend, and we all had a BLAST! Throughout the course of the weekend we did a service project cleaning up Ford Park, then moved over to Pastor Kelly’s house and invoked a “Color War”
A dad was talking a lot with his young son about the death of his grandfather. His understanding of death ranged from “Grandpa’s with God” to “Where is heaven?” to “Heaven must be in outer space.”
He told me that after a month or so, his son came up with the best answer he’d ever heard. They were out on the back porch. His son was poking at some pill bugs, watching them roll up. He told his dad he was “playing God.” Dad said, “Look, you really can’t play God because no human can be God.”
Hope for redemption. Hope for renewal. Hope for unity. Hope for eternal life. Hope for a brighter day. We are a people of hope because God sent his son to bring hope to our hopeless world. Each year we remember this eternal hope during the Advent season. Join us on December 2, 2018 at 6:30pm in the Sanctuary as we present the fourth annual Festival de Noël, Hands of Hope.
In the fall of the year near the traditional harvest time, the church conducts a generosity and service awareness campaign as a reminder and encouragement of your participation in these two important emphases of the church. They are spiritual responses to the outpouring of God’s blessings upon us. Prayerful thought about how God’s generosity has blessed your life will be a motivation to you as consider your gifts and service with the church in 2019.
We will honor those saints who have gone before us on Sunday, November 4th in all of our worship services. If you have lost a loved one during the past year (since Nov. 1, 2017) and would like for this person to be remembered in the bulletin and in the worship service, please let us know the name of the person(s) to be memorialized,
In the last VISION you were encouraged to begin an Outpouring Journal to help you remember how generous God has been to you. When we really get it in our mind that all we have is what God has given us, it sets a different tone in our soul when we think about what we are to give back to share in the grace of God.
December 2 @ 6pm
Preparations are underway for our Festival ‘de Noel #4! This Advent evening will once again be filled with beautiful music bringing a message of hope and joy for our church and community. Your contributions help in making this happen.
Three categories of giving for your consideration are:
Decorations & Advertising ($100)
Reception Needs ($50)
All contributions can be brought or mailed to church office with attention to Rev. Terry Love.
Under the leadership of Adam Philley, our Music Ministry along with many devoted volunteers look forward in giving “a thrill of hope the weary world rejoices.”
Any questions, please contact Deborah Griffith at firstname.lastname@example.org.
When I was in seminary, I was exposed to small town Georgia newspapers. There was one, The Herald-Journal of Green County, that carried one of the all-time news stories. The H-J didn’t run absurd stories like “Hitler is alive and living on Neptune” or “Woman Births Duck”. But this story was an eye-popper.