Five years ago today, during my first week as your senior pastor, I celebrated my 50th birthday. It was an exciting time and I was happy to be finally beginning my ministry with you.
I’ve found that birthdays are a great chance to reflect on the past. Facebook friends from every stage of my 55 years have already checked in. It’s wonderful to look back and remember all the people that have been an important part of my life and to see how God has guided it all.
But birthdays and anniversaries are also an opportunity to look ahead. For the past two weeks, our staff has met to plan the coming year. We invite you to be in prayer with us as we continue to seek God’s guidance for growth in the coming year – both spiritual and numerical.
During the past month, we’ve had many new faces in our worship services. We’ve been delivering bread bags like never before. First Christian Church is a place of welcome, hope, and love. Most of all, we are community of faith – seeking to be and share the Good News of Jesus Christ. Thank you for your loving witness, both in the past, and as we grow together in faith.