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Change is Coming

01.20.19 | by Keith Russell

Change is Coming

    CHANGES ARE COMING! Beginning Sunday, February 10, there are going to be some changes to our Sunday and Wednesday evening schedules. These are changes that were discussed by our Pastoral Staff at our Staff Planning Retreat last September and several times at our weekly Pastoral Staff Meetings since then. Also, I discussed them with our Deacon’s last Sunday evening. Here is what’s coming.

    ON SUNDAY EVENINGS we are going to meet once a month for what I call “Special Sunday Nights”, or something like that. We will meet twelve Sunday nights a year and the goal will be to make each of them special and worthy of your attendance! Three of them will be nights when we observe the Lord’s Supper. Some of them will be nights when we have the Children’s Musical, Youth Choir Musical, and Christmas Musical. Others will be on special Sunday’s like Super Sunday or God & Country Day. Still others will include special guests like David Phelps, who is coming in April. Many churches no longer meet on Sunday evening at all, but we are not trying to be like other churches.

    ON WEDNESDAY EVENINGS we are going to move the activities that now meet at 5 p.m. on Sunday (Preschool Choir, Children’s Choir, Youth Choir, and Connection Group Workers Meetings) to 6 p.m. on Wednesday. Plus, we are going to have a Mid-Week Worship Service at that hour. Everyone who is not attending one of the aforementioned activities is encouraged to attend the worship service. This service will be 50 minutes in length. Lee will be leading the music and I will be preaching. The activities that now begin at 6:30 p.m. will begin at 7 p.m. and end at 8 p.m. Plus, there will be a Young Adults Worship Service at that hour. Young Adults who are not involved in other ministries at that time are encouraged to attend the worship service.

    CHANGE IS NEVER EASY. However, sometimes change is necessary, and I believe these changes will be good for us. These changes will move us into the future, but also allow us to maintain who we are and what we value.