One of the responsibilities that the elders of the church have is to maintain an accurate roll of those who are members of the church. Every year members come and go. Those who “go” may move away or have died. Some virtually disappear. In each case, efforts should be made to determine the reasons why some members are no longer active in our congregation, and to handle those situations lovingly, patiently, and appropriately.
Here are a few notes to close out 2017. Like many of you, I find myself pausing to look back on this year to recall what has taken place. Of course there are national and worldwide matters we can recall. How did our favorite sports team(s) do this year? And what about our families and our church? Let me confine myself to our congregation. What kind of year has it been for FPC?
We are well into the Christmas season now. In spite of all the outward displays of beautiful decorations, shopping for gifts and celebrations, however, we must be careful that we not fail to listen afresh to the beautiful music of the biblical message concerning the incarnation of the Son of God in order to obtain salvation from sin for whoever trusts in Him.
The more you let the gospel sink into your heart, the more thunderstruck you will be with the magnitude of God’s love for you in spite of how undeserving you are. And, in turn, the more thankful you will be for such amazing love.
Happy Anniversary! We use that phrase occasionally to celebrate the remembrance of special occasions, such as weddings. But how about “Happy 500th Anniversary!”? It was in October of 1517 that the Christian movement known as the Protestant Reformation began.
Wow! September is here, and the Women’s Ministry is preparing this upcoming year’s WIC Yearbook.
The summer season is nearly finished, school will begin very soon. It is our prayer that you had opportunities to work, play, rest, and pray, all of which will bear fruit for God’s glory.
Happy Independence Day! We are so blessed as God’s creation to receive the mercy and grace of freedom. Through God’s strength, He has provided this freedom by our Lord Jesus. Remember to pray humbly and with grateful hearts to Him for allowing us to remain free to worship Him.
Once again, flooding and tornado damage have come to Mississippi, as well as many other states. Our MNA is requesting assistance to help in the clean-up efforts and restoration projects that will be necessary for many months to come.
We wish to take this opportunity to thank all of you for the contributions of food received for the numerous occasions over the past several months as we have served the Lord together in hospitality. Recipes are still needed for the cookbook being prepared at this time.