Friday, March 13, 2009

Random thoughts for Friday

1. Keep praying for Chuck Stephens, he had abdominal reconstruction surgery yesterday and is in ICU recovering.  They expect him to be in thehospital for 5 days to a week.

2. Last Sunday was slammed!  We had people sitting in the hallway and the heat from the crowd was not cool.  (Get it, not cool....)  SO.....
     A. I called the school about turning the AC down a few degrees so that will help.
     B. We are re-orienting the room to be able to seat 20 more chairs.
     C. We are more than ready for the BIG Move to take place, keep praying that Community of Faith gets their certificate of occupancy.

3. This weekend we kick off the "Whatever it Takes!" campaign.  I am so pumped about this message series and I cannot wait to see how God is going to use this motivation to bring people to Himself.

4. I am blown away by some of you people who are already doing whatever it takes.  One guy in our church is paying out of his own pocket to put invitations to our church in his monthly community newsletter.  Someone else, never comes to church without a friend or neighbor in the car.  I love this stuff!

5. Easter is coming.  Some have asked about Easter and all we know is that if we are able to be in the other building by then we will have one service at Saturday at 6:30 p.m. and one at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday.   IF it looks like we will not be in then we see about 3 services on Sunday where we are at now... (Yikes)

6. Small Groups are Rockin.  Pastor Ward is doing an amazing job with our small groups ministry and we are excited to see people every week get involved in this, the most important ministry of our church.

7. Time Changes coming.  Once we move to the other building, we will be shifting our early service to begin at 9:00 a.m. and those who attend that service will go to small group at 8:00. This is because of limited classroom space available for small groups to meet in, but I hope that it will make it easier for more people to get to the early service.  The Contemporary service will move to 10:30 a.m.

8.  Between now and Easter we are raising money for the new Hope Center in San Lorenzo Nicaragua.  the land was donated by the Mayor on the town square and we are raising money for the foundation.  What is amazing is that we already have $1,500 raised for the project so we are well on the way.  We will be flying Paul Heier in for Easter so that we can present him with a check.  Keep up the good giving!

9. BIG SURPRISE - We are working on a Big Surprise for May 3rd.  I am not at liberty to say what just yet, but you will absolutely love it.