Sunday is coming… And there are some important things for you to know.
First, Sunday is “Fall Back” Sunday. Set your clocks back an hour. Practically, that means one extra hour of sleep. Enjoy that added grace-filled hour.
Second, we will continue in our series, “Trust the Journey.” This week, we walk with Moses and the people of Israel in their Tabernacle Season. Their portable church season was chaotic… Setting up the tent…packing up the tent…setting up the tent…packing up the tent. Never knowing where they were going next… But watching for when God said it was time to move… Grumbling… Bumbling… What was God up to?
There is a lot to learn as we reflect on our own Tabernacle Season, and chaotic moments in each of our lives.
Third, we will baptize one of our newest GRACE little ones.
Fourth, we will recognize our veterans at each of our services. As a token of our appreciation for your sacrifice and service, we will give every veteran a gift.
Finally, there are some things you might have been expecting this week.
Communion in November is not the first Sunday, but the Sunday before Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving Communion will be Sunday, November 20. In addition, make plans to attend our Thanksgiving Eve Service, Wednesday, November 23rd at BECA. A highlight of this annual service will be testimonies from several church members.
Our Annual Campaign for Mission and Ministry will be in January. Some of you are already asking when we will all make our commitments (pledges) to the 2023 Mission and Ministry Budget (Operating Budget). Similar to the last few years, we will make those commitments on January 29th.
You are a generous congregation. I am so thankful! I know your strong giving will lead us to a strong financial finish this year.
2023 is just around the corner – the year we will move into our new church building. If you haven’t driven by lately, it’s worth the trip to Hecktown Road. And you can always check out the live cam. CLICK HERE to see the building progress.
One more thing to invite your prayer and participation in— this Sunday evening, our Next Gen Ministry will host a Mental Health Panel for our high school students and parents with kids of all ages. The last few years of pandemic and isolation have brought mental health issues to the headlines and to our communities. We want to be a church that gives support and resources to talk about and face mental health challenges. This panel will include professional counselors and pastoral staff. CLICK HERE for more information.
God is on the move in powerful ways in our church and through you.
It is a privilege to be your pastor,
Dr. Marnie Crumpler