We are in the midst of a very busy season here at Grace Fellowship. I know that with all that goes on in our busy lives it will be easy to miss some events that we would other wise be involved. As a pastor at the church, I want you to know that we understand you are busy. Second, we do not want you to feel guilty for missing what we have planned. But we do want you to join us for all you can. It is important to serve, fellowship, and worship with others in the body of Christ. If we constantly exempt ourselves from the activity of the church, then we will begin to feel disconnected from the body. Don’t be guilty of opting out of ministry because it is a sacrifice! You will never regret prioritizing community in the Lord.
The following is a short blurb about the up coming events. I hope to see you all soon!
Stepping Up Men’s Conference: May 3-4, 2013 – This coming weekend we will be hosting a conference for men called “Stepping Up Men’s Conference.” This conference will be filled with food, fellowship, and teaching. The focus of our time together will be looking at what it means to be a godly man. If you would like to join us for this time of spiritual growth, then contact me ASAP!
Children’s Ministry Program: May 12, 2013 – during our Sunday morning worship service the children of Grace Fellowship will present their annual program. All of the children have worked hard over the past year learning songs, catechism, and Bible lessons that they want to share with our congregation. Join us as we celebrate God’s work in each of their lives.
Church Fellowship Meal: May 19, 2013 – we will eat our next fellowship meal in the community center after our morning worship service. During this fellowship meal we will have a question and answer time with the pastors of the church, and we will close our meal with Communion. Please set this date on your calendar so that you are involved in this important aspect of community.
McClellan Outreach: May 19, 2013 – After we eat our fellowship meal, we will split into teams and go door to door in the neighborhoods of McClellan to invite the residents to participate in our summer back yard Bible club. Anna Weathers has designed a door hanger with all the info on it and we need as many church members as possible to participate in this event. This is a great way to reach out and have gospel conversations with our neighbors!
Back Yard Bible Club: June 1, 2013 – Our church will host a Bible club this year on June 1, July 20, and August 10. Each event will last from 10:00 AM – 1:30 PM and will include a interactive lesson, fun games, and food. This time is designed to strengthen the children’s faith and to present the glorious truth of the gospel. On August 10th we hope to end our time together with a celebration of all that God has done.
Sunday Morning Bible Study: June 2 – July 28, 2013 – Eric Davis will be teaching a class during our morning Bible study on giving. I believe that our church needs to grow in this area because we are missing the blessing of living sacrificially. Join this class each week at 9:00 AM.
Home Bible Fellowship: August 2013 – After taking a year off from these small groups, the elders have decided to begin this ministry again. I believe this will help our fellowship grow in prayer, Bible study, ministry, and community. This time will center on in home Bible study designed to encourage participation through prayer, discussion, and fellowship. We will also plan two dates for community service projects.
There will be other opportunities during these months, but I believe it is crucial for all of us to plan to participate in at least these up coming events. We are so blessed to serve together!
Talk to you soon,