Posts from May 2021

WORDS OF APPRECIATION

As you read your newsletter this week you will see a statement submitted to the church at the conference on May 16th. Let me summarize it for you… “We are back in bidness!” (Bidness…a term used by my friend Steve Austin meaning we are “ready to go”). The great thing is that you are coming back. We have had great attendance and it is so good to see all the family again. It is especially good to see unmasked smiles.…

Read Last Week’s Newsletter

Last week I shared with you that I was taking an inventory of our various church activities in the community and mission efforts not only in our state but nationally and internationally. The intent is not that we put out a list with the headline …LOOK AT US, AIN’T WE GOOD!! Instead, I feel it would be good to know where we are making the presence of God known, and where we could devote some of our efforts to other…

Making Our Presence Known

You have heard many stories, lectures, expert opinions concerning the middle child, and how this valuable member of many a family unit struggles at times to make sure his or her presence in the brood is recognized and known. They are not the oldest nor are they the youngest …they are simply the “middlest.” Churches do not struggle with birth order issues. But they do need to have their existence acknowledged. No, we don’t seek recognition in weekly appearances on…