I apologize that I haven’t blogged as much lately. I simply have not had time. I’ve got a number of serious issues I’d like to write about but I’ll need a bit more time to compose articles. Having said that…
…we’ve got a few exciting things that are coming up in the life of our church that I wanted to share about, especially for those who are part of the Frederick Family. This coming Sunday is our big move to two morning services. This is a move that has been a long time coming but with the Worship Center sitting at about 90% occupancy each Sunday, it is sorely needed. Our ushers tell me that we only had 24 open spaces in our parking lot this past Sunday. As such we’ll begin the new schedule this week. This is a great time for you to begin thinking about inviting unchurches friends to join us for worship. Whether it is the 8:30 service or the 10:15 service, it should be an incredible time of worship. We need to pray that we will continue to see growth however. The hope is that 2 services will only be sufficient for a short time. Let’s pray together that we can see a third service beginning in the near future as well! Wouldn’t that be exciting?!!
This Sunday, along with our two services, we have two baptisms. Both of the candidates are fantastic young ladies that have come to faith recently. One of them is the granddaughter of a lady who was a matriarch for many, many years in our church, Ona Lea Dewey. During these baptisms we’ll be showing video taped testimonies of the ladies, which is an exciting new addition to our services. I know, though, that you’ll be excited to hear how One Lea helped lead her granddaughter to Christ even after she went home to be with the Lord.
Also, we have one more month in the Bible and the Bush series. It has been exciting to see people respond to God’s word. I trust that the next month will be even more amazing. As soon as this series is finished, however, we have another exciting series beginning. We’ll be teaching for a series of weeks on the topic of living in community. The series is entitled “life” and will begin the first of March. It should be a fantastic opportunity for us to consider how we are to live together as the Body of Christ.