From the Pastor's Desk
Regaining a Sense of Community
Hebrews 10:24-25 (ESV) And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.
One of the things that has really been stirring in my heart recently is this idea of regaining a sense of community within the church. This past year has been a struggle for a lot of people, and it still is in a very real sense.
I am so thankful for all the technology we have and the ability to Livestream our church service on Sunday morning. I’m also thankful for Zoom and our ability to meet together for Bible Study and other meetings. But it has been so awesome these last few months to see people face to face and meet in person.
One of the things I want to focus on over these next few months is finding ways to help us rediscover and reconnect as a community of faith. You know it’s one thing to watch a service and worship at home, and it is totally different to worship together with family and friends.
I love this scripture in Ecclesiastes 4:9:10 (NIV) Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labor: If either of them falls down, one can help the other up. But pity anyone who falls and has no one to help them up.
We need each other in so many ways. So, this is something I need from you all, and this is a way you all can help me out. What are some things we can do together to help us reconnect and regain a sense of community?
What are some things you would like to do over the next several months together? I want to hear your ideas and thoughts. You can email me firstname.lastname@example.org or call me at the office or on my cell. You can even come to one of our Ministry Action Team meetings on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month at 4:30 p.m. in the Heart/Soul room and help us plan some events. When you are thinking of events, think of both events for our church family and also our community as well.
We are definitely better together as a community of faith, and with God’s help we will accomplish more together than we could ever do alone.
In His Love,