Dear Church Family,
THIS Sunday night, April 11th at 5:00 pm, we begin our new church family night, and we’re calling it “Cornerstone”. There’s something for everyone – even dinner!
Here’s the plan:
5:00-5:30 pm Dinner together, as one, loud, enjoyable church family
5:30-6:15 pm Prayer, Hymn-Singing, and Teaching
Parents have a choice for their children: volunteers will be available for fun activities, but parents are also encouraged to keep their kids with them for the prayer, hymns and teaching. It makes that time a little rowdier, but that’s OK.
This is an important piece of our life together as a church:
- It’s the one time during the week when we can all get together and spend time as one, loud, joyous church family. I don’t mean “the families” of the church gathering, but everyone gathering – unmarried, married, married with kids, widows, kids – everyone! – as one family.
- We’ve scheduled it on Sunday, because we want to leave you free to “love God and do what you want” the rest of the week.
- It’s also the one time when we can receive teaching and discuss important issues of our day together, issues that we do not usually get to address on Sunday mornings.
- It’s a great place to give other current and potential leaders the opportunity to teach the congregation from God’s Word, and to develop in this crucial practice.
- It will be our time slot for congregational meetings.
If you’ve been in a church in the past that did Sunday evening “services” (probably a LONG time ago), this will probably not be what you remember. This will be more rowdy, probably louder, I hope more familial, and I trust, something that feeds you for true vitality in your soul. Thus I hope you see that your presence will be crucial. Teens can get to know you better, as you eat together. Potential leaders can grow further, as they interact with you in their teaching. Our congregational meetings will that much richer, with your input and questions. So we invite you to come, enjoy the family of God, and feed on Christ!
For You, His People,