I believe all who participated in our Starting Strong outreach on August 6, received a “pick me up!” Jenna and I heard a lot about Starting Strong before coming to be with you. We really didn’t understand how amazing this ministry is until we witnessed it first hand. Thank you to the Starting Strong committee, all the volunteers who helped buy the shoes and clothes, organize it, cook the food, and so much more! I believe many lives were blessed through the love of Christ. At least one family that we know of who came through Starting Strong showed up for church the next morning. I know many of our volunteers were inviting folks to be with us for worship. That’s being the church in action! I love to see this; I call it Missional living and Missional giving.
You should have received a bookmark from our children’s ministry after church this past Sunday to remind us to pray for this school year. Moreover, there was a time of praying for our students, parents, teachers, and administrators during each service. Let’s continue to lift them up throughout the new school year!
Keep in mind that Jenna and I will lead a Marriage Class based on Tim Keller’s book, The Meaning of Marriage. This class kicks off Wednesday, September 14, in the LOFT at 6:15pm. It is a seven week class. I highly encourage you to buy Keller’s book, which will greatly enhance what you learn from the class. You will need to purchase the workbook, The Meaning of Marriage, and you may do so from Amazon.com or another company of your choosing. Also, keep this in mind, there is no age limit on this class. In fact, we welcome those who are veterans in their marriage, those who are newly weds, and those who are looking to be married!
Terry Cathy and Wert Campbell will lead Bible study in fellowship hall. Their time begins on Wednesday, September 7. Also, Ralph Troutman will be leading a class called, Drive Thru History: The Gospels. Ralph’s class goes through February 8. Pray for these guys as they seek to minister to the body on Wednesday nights.
Jenna, the kiddos, and I love being here with our church family! Thank you for embracing us through the love of Christ.