Greetings to the friends and members of First Christian Church,
Happy New Year friends!
Christine and I enjoyed a relaxing vacation as 2018 ended and 2019 began. I am hopeful that you have also enjoyed some relaxation and celebration during the holidays. There will always be times of stress and uncertainty; but we are grateful for the times we can escape from our responsibilities and know that everything will be okay.
I am appreciative for the community at First Christian Church and your limitless capacity to be a church. Thank you to everyone who was willing to lead the worship services while I was away. The congregation has demonstrated another dimension to its strength to me as revealed through the depth of individuals we have to lead worship. It is encouraging to know that there are so many capable leaders in the church. I look forward to working with these leaders and others in 2019 as we look to add to the impact of our services.
We are a church first, so for most of us, our way of engaging with the larger community is through our Sunday morning worship services. his is not the only way of reaching out to people in the community. As you are aware, we engage the community of Bellefontaine in a number of ways. A couple of our ministries are the Kids Corner Preschool and Light the Way Christian Counseling Center.We have participated in other ministries as well such as Our Daily Bread. We also host a variety of organizations and meetings. I am curious to see the things we try as a church in 2019 to become more involved in our community.
As we bring in the new year, showing appreciation for those that have served as officers and welcome in the new leadership, may we all be empowered to express our desires for church’s future ministry. We are a church of many voices and we welcome you to inspire us with your ideas. Please, share your God given gifts with us.
Peace & Blessings,