Coming to the end of the summer is always an exciting time of the year. Students enter a new grade in school; home life goes back to normal; church ministries gear up for another year; and maybe my tomatoes will get ripe! Autumn is definitely a “reset” for so many of us.
We had a terrific summer with Anthony Martin teaching the combined adult class. He did a masterful job of walking us through 2,000 years of church history. This Sunday will be his last one with us. He will also close our preaching series from Ephesians. With the summer Sunday School class coming to an end this Sunday, September 2 will kick off our next quarter. Remember to select a class so that we have the right materials order for the first Sunday. Sign-ups are in the lobby.
September will also be the kick-off of our Declaration House five-year commitment. We have a huge giving goal so don’t miss the introduction to the project on September 9.
I am so encouraged by the number of first-time guests we got to meet this summer. So many of them are no longer guests, they have quickly become family. Friends are bringing friends to church. Why not reach out today and be a part of connecting someone to our church? Bring a friend, or co-worker, or neighbor, or family member with you and allow God to change your life—and allow God to change their life!
One last thing. I received an email from J4C saying that they have the 2019 J4C Retreat on the calendar. They will return to Kenbrook on August 2-3-4, 2019. So, if your Junior Higher wants to attend, be sure to mark it on your calendar now to avoid planning another activity that weekend.
I look forward to seeing you on Sunday!
Born in Reading, Pennsylvania, Eric grew up in the little town of Gibraltar, PA with his grandparents. He met his wife Cheryl while working at Good’s Greenhouse in Bowmansville, PA. He has three adult children and values watching them grow into the people God wants them to be.