Message From the Pastor
Dear Family of Faith,
Summer is here, many of us will hear the beach call our names over the next few months. Time to break out the coolers, umbrellas, sunscreen, plastic shovels (to build sand castles) beach chairs, funny looking towels ( that you have had for a hundred years) cameras and all the other neat stuff that you will need at the beach. As we prepare for summer let us not forget our Vacation Bible School outreach. Now is the time to make a list of all the children that we know that need to come to VBS.
This year's VBS theme is Rome: Paul and the Underground Church.
VBS will go from Monday 26th June through Friday 30th June from 9 until noon. On Friday we will have our commencement at 6:30pm.
Vacation Bible School is critical for several reasons:
1. First and foremost VBS is centered on proclaming the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Many children in our community have never heard the Gospel. Many do not know who Jesus Christ is and what he did personally for them. It is our responsibility to reach out to them.
2. It is our major annual evangelistic outreach, we want to meet our new neighbors and invite them to VBS, it is a fun, non-confrontational way to meet people and introduce them to our Lord Jesus Christ and to our wonderful family of faith.
3. It is a test to see how well we can all pull together and work together for a common goal. VBS is linked to all the ministries of the church, you name the ministry and VBS is linked to it.
If you are asking yourself "how can I be involved?" First, pray and ask God to help you to be involved in what He is doing through VBS. Secondly, contact our director, Sister Cynthia Toler. At the moment, the following positions need to be filled: helpers for the leaders.
Also, and this is critical, we will be having a Family Fun Day on Saturday 24th June from 10am to 2pm in order to let the community know about VBS and pre-register as many children as possible. We need you to be involved in this ministry opportunity as well. Please see Brother John Hough on ways you can best serve. All of us are going to have to roll up our sleeves.
Brothers and Sisters, I am asking for everyone to be involved in some way with Family Fun Day and VBS. Remember, it is all about our Lord Jesus Christ.
Blessings in Christ,