I am so excited to be here with you.
What a wonderful welcome! If you treat everyone who comes to visit us on Sunday mornings, like you have greeted me, we will run out of room in the Sanctuary. I am looking forward to getting to know each and every one of you. In the meantime, I am really appreciating the nametags! There is such an energizing spirit in this congregation. Soon, I will be working with our committees to plan for the Fall and Advent seasons. I know we are going to have fun aiming at the moon together! Laurie Read Newsletter here
Make plans now to join us on Sunday, July 16th.
This will be the first Sunday with our new pastor, Rev. Laurie Ann Lewis. There will be a reception following worship to give everyone a chance to meet Pastor Laurie and give her a warm welcome to our church and community. This is also a great Sunday to attend worship if you haven't been here in a while. Our new pastor will have new ideas and new ways to share God's word. Come be a part of the changes at FCC!
We are also designating Sunday, July 16th as "bring a friend" Sunday. In a recent Gallup survey 82% of people who don't attend church say they would attend if invited by a friend, yet only 2% of Christians ever invite someone to church. Your friends may know what church you attend, but may still be waiting for an invitation from you to join us.
Here are three tips to help you:
1. Think of three friends who don't attend church.
2. Spend a minute each day to pray for each of those three friends by name.
3. Pray that God give you the opportunity to invite them to church with you.
Churches grow when members bring their friends - so be a friend and invite a friend!