Last week is one of my favorite weeks of the year at First Church……Vacation Bible School!!
I had the easiest and most fun volunteer job of greeting our young guests and parents every morning as they entered our open doors. Please join me in a big round of applause and a standing ovation for the Children’s Ministry team and the super-hero volunteers who truly made the week so successful!
Our church walls exuded lots of childish enthusiasm and energy which by week-end reflected out as God’s love light. Thanks to you (my other favorite group of super-heroes) and your thoughtful giving to the 2021 Ministry Fund and Budget over the last several months ago, these five days of fun will be a happy memory and milestone in our youngsters’ faith journey.
Thanks to you as well, First Church has many other life-changing ministries that our young disciples will grow into as they continue this personal life trek. They will discover the joy of service for others or the joy of singing praises in youth choir as they make lifelong friends in Youth Ministry. Later as adults they will experience personal discipleship growth in worship, adult Sunday School, and fellowship with other Christ-like disciples.
Isaiah 60:1 captures the essence of your generosity: “Arise! Shine! Your light has come; the Lord’s glory has shone upon you!”
If you were in The Gathering on Sunday morning, you participated in the celebration of this outstanding week. If you missed the culmination event, it is worth your time to watch it online.
Again, please know that we greatly appreciate your intentional and disciplined giving.
Together through Christ,
Director of Stewardship