“An Abundant Harvest”
The pace is picking up…
The weather is cooling down…
Crops are maturing…
School has started…
Our youth have returned to college…
It must be FALL!
And fall is the one of the main action seasons in the church year. Between the return of vacationers and the departure of our “snow birds,” there is much to be achieved, experienced and enjoyed in and through our church!
Jesus tells us that His purpose is to give us “abundant life; life in all its fullness.” (John 10:10) Through faith in Christ we are offered a new quality of living which begins now and lasts for all eternity. I believe that it is impossible to fully experience this abundant life outside of a strong commitment to and involvement in the church which Christ founded so that we may be “blessed to be a blessing” in His name.
Fall 2017 offers us many opportunities to live, experience and offer Christ’s “abundant life” in and through our church. Together with our ministries to our children, youth, adults and families, we offer opportunities for worship, fellowship, mission, ministry, and deepening discipleship. We will be focusing on one VISION item to which we committed ourselves for 2017: The Alpha Course.
We are inviting you all to:
- Alpha Come and See Evening on Thursday, August 31 at 6:00pm. This evening will include food and fellowship and a sample Alpha session. Please join us and bring others for a free, no obligation evening of inspiration and encouragement. Please call the church office to let us know if you will be joining us; 585-3281.
- Anyone who is interested is then invited to an Alpha Training Course on Thursday, September 7 at 6:00pm.
- The 10-week Alpha Course will run from Sunday, September 17 to November 19 at 6:00pm, and from Thursday, September 21 to November 30 at 10:00am.
I encourage you to join the 29 million people who have attended an Alpha Course to find answers to their deepest questions of life.
Please, also, I ask that you PRAY for this outreach initiative that we will begin to reach out to Forest City with the Good News of Jesus in a new and stimulating way.
May you be “blessed to be a blessing” in and through our churches.