Transition Team News
We are drawing closer to decisions about the future of our church, which is not really "ours", but God’s. This work and community is larger than its members and our purpose is tojoin God in what Godis already doing around here.In November, we spent a whole Sunday seeking to align ourselves with the movement of this Holy Spirit. While there is no one right answer to the question of how to serve God with what we have, we clearly have energy and hope, among other resources, for exploring new ways to serve God. This direction will require leadership in the form of a coordinating pastor whose specific job description is yet to be developed.The Transition Team continues to meet and also is in conversation with leaders of Second Baptist Church in Liberty, to build upon some ideas that have been raised regarding a partnership.On December 29th, our worship service included time to hear and discuss results and some recommendations from the Transition Team. A report of any recommendations will be sent to the church via email and newsletter.Learn More
Food Pantry News
Our food pantry continues to bevery busy and donations arealways welcome!We are a small congregation,with an average of around 50 people in services on Sunday mornings.Yet the generosity and lovingkindnessof our church membersreaches so many people in need.We are grateful to all of the individuals and organizations who contribute to this vital ministry throughout the year.If you would like to supportthe food pantry, pleasecontact the church office.In 2013, we served 776 families, consisting of 2,156 individuals.Below are the monthlytotals for last year:• Jan: 54 families, 151 individuals• Feb: 29 families, 62 individuals• Mar: 52 families, 124 individuals• Apr: 50 families, 133 individuals• May: 52 families, 142 individuals• June: 70 families, 186 individuals• July: 45 families, 130 individuals• Aug: 67 families, 194 individuals• Septr: 61 families, 172 individuals• Octr: 113 families, 313 individuals• Nov: 84 families, 290 individuals• Dec: 89 families, 259 individualsLearn More
December 8Come and remember loved ones at our annual service ofremembrance at 2:00PM.December 12Golden Oaks Christmas Store,9:00AM-noon.December 14Help sort food at Harvesters,12:30-4:30PMDecember 15After worship, we will eat lunch, then go Christmas caroling at the homes of members on our care team list.
December 24Christmas Eve Service at 6:00PM.
January 1Church office closed.No January Potluck.
Join us for potluck at 5:30PM on February 5th
January 31-February 1Prayer Retreat at Conception Abbey.Please contact the church office if you would like to participate in the retreat, from Friday to Saturday afternoon. Costs are $50 for single-occupancy, $70 for double-occupancy, and $21 for meals.