Reflections - Sept. 22, 2017

A Personal Witness


Earlier this week, I shared a personal witness with the Church Council. I told of one of the great joys of my life.

It had to do with a Church I served several years ago. I had the opportunity to be a part of a project in which they did a complete renovation of the sanctuary. I kiddingly acknowledged that this isn't something I try to do everywhere I go. It has just turned out that way a time or two.

I described how today in the very sanctuary that was renovated, people stand at the altar and take vows of marriage, babies are baptized, funerals are conducted, lives are given to Christ, people are inspired to live more in the image of Jesus, and healing takes place in the hearts of so many.

I didn't say it in exactly these words, but I then tried to explain that one of the greatest joys of my life is to know I had the chance to be a part of something that was much bigger than I; something that would last well beyond my own personal lifespan; something I believe causes Christ to smile; something that has a touch of eternity to it. In fact, I even suggested that I cannot imagine what an empty feeling I might have, had I passed on my opportunity to be a part of such project.

That is something of how I feel as we stand at the threshold of the launch of the Moving Forward Together capital campaign. I hope by now you are already aware, but next Wednesday, September 27 we launch the public phase of the campaign with an informational meeting. It begins with a complimentary dinner at 5:30 p.m. The program starts at 6:00 p.m. and will walk us through what is currently planned and how you can be involved.

Some of you have already seen presentations given in Sunday School classes or in other groups in the Church. Even so, I hope you will still plan to be present. Progress has been made with the plans and rather than operating on hearsay, you will have a chance to directly hear exactly where we are, and where we hope to go into the future. You will also have a chance to ask questions.

Personally, I believe this is an exciting time in the life of the Church as we have a chance to look into the future and build upon the foundation that has already been laid for us, so that succeeding generations will look back and see we have been as faithful in our day as were those who have gone before us.

See you Sunday, if not before!

Rev. Dan Brown
Senior Pastor

Worship Times

Contemporary Service
8:45 a.m. Fellowship Hall

Morning Prayer & Communion Service
8:45 a.m. Sanctuary

Traditional Service
11:05 a.m. Sanctuary

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