Thank you to the Evangelism Committee for planning and making it possible for us to be in the Constitution Day Parade. I know they had a small group, but it is important that we were present in this celebration. It is good for us to be present in the community and it helps people realize we are here and we care. Thanks for bringing back this tradition.
The Council approved a survey about Disaffiliation and it went out to some folks on Tuesday. There will also be information and a link about it in this Christ Works and for the next couple of weeks. This survey is available for all of our members and friends, but please only fill it out one time. We have made this anonymous, so that people can feel free to share whatever they believe on the subject. There are printed versions available at the church and there is a link to the online survey which will be made readily available. Please complete your survey no later than Friday October14th. We will stop receiving them after this date, so that we can tally the results for the October Council meeting. Please do take this time to share your heart and to help the Council make their best decision.
Two weeks ago I started a three week series on Discipleship. We talked about the invitation to Discipleship. We talked about what Disciples do or the work of a Disciple. This week we will talk about what Disciples are. What their function is in the world and the church. I hope you can be with us on Sunday as we finish out this series together. The First week in October, we will be celebrating World Communion Sunday. This is an important day in the life of the Christian Church all around the world, and I look forward to celebrating Holy Communion with you.
Next Wednesday we will be starting our book study on Christianity and World Religions. Books are available in the office and we are giving them out to people as they come. We still have several and expect to have the rest we need this week. Please try to pick your book up by Sunday. Please read the first chapter. At this point we will be meeting in the Fellowship Hall, but that may change to the Builders room upstairs if there are technology concerns. We will let you know on Sunday or have it marked on Wednesday when you arrive. Please consider signing up for the 21 Days of Breakthrough Prayer. This will be a special time of Prayer for Christ UMC, as we ask Jesus to guide and lead us into our future with Him.
Our Kid’s Worship and Childcare are available this week. Sunday school has classes for all ages at 10:15. We continue to offer multiple Worship options, including the Sanctuary, Chapel, and the Parking Lot 4 Praise. By Monday night each week the Worship Service is available online for those who cannot attend in person. I pray we can be together on Sunday for worship, teaching, and fellowship.
Blessings in Christ.