May 2018 ~Newsletter
Dear Friends and Fellow Believers,
We have a very active month planned for May 2018. The first Sunday of the month we will welcome Bill Teate, Regional Director with Glad Tidings India. He is coming to update us on the ministry to the people of India and share a new challenge. Of course we all know that May is the month of Mother’s Day! I am sure we are all thankful to God for our mothers! What a blessing it is to be brought up by someone who sets the example of grace and compassion for their loved ones.
On the 18th we will be providing Breakfast-On-The-Go to Buckroe Point Apartments. We will be there at 7:00 AM to distribute breakfast sandwiches, and thanks to a generous donation, bottles of orange juice, to the children going to school and the adults leaving for work. I know that some of you have signed up to help purchase a number of sandwiches. Simply figure $2 per sandwich and drop your designated gift in the offering plate any time between now and the 18th.
Also, we will be starting a new series of messages as well as a Sunday night study for all adults and youth who want to participate. Your Church Experiencing God Together is the follow up study to Henry Blackaby’s world impacting study Experiencing God. This study helps churches come together around God’s purposes for the Church on a local level. We are all here for a reason, and God’s Word is clear on that reason! This study will help us all to be on the same page and promote a greater sense of unity for all who are willing to participate. The experience includes a daily devotional ($10) for all participants which will be given at the introductory session on May 20th at 6:30 PM. You can sign up at the table in the foyer anytime you are at church. Also, it looks like the beach volleyball will begin on the last Sunday of the month. Plan to spend your afternoons on the beach having some fun in the community!
God has called us to be salt and light in the world. We are hoping to be able to begin to form relationships with individuals and families in our community that will lead to life transformation and spiritual renewal. Please be praying for our church to be all that God has planned for it to be. And, pray about exactly how God would call you to participate, and that you would be obedient to that call. Remember, Ephesians 2:10, “For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.” (ESV)
In the Bond of Peace,
Michael C. Smith