PRESIDENTS MESSAGE from Glen Collier
January 1, 2021
And while they were there, the time came for her to give birth. And she gave birth to her firstborn Son and wrapped Him in swaddling clothes and laid Him in a manger, because there was no place for them in the inn. (Luke 2:6-7)
Now we have this picture to treasure forever—the picture of our newly come Savior Jesus, wrapped in the clothes of humble love and already sharing in the poverty of the people He came to save. Jesus comes to us right where we are—not where we ought to be. A God intimately connected to us—a God who walks in our shoes, who carries our burdens, who hangs on our cross. The Lord who sleeps in a manger is the same Lord died for us on a cross and rose from the dead, victorious, bringing us all along with Him—into eternal life. The Council wishes everyone a very Happy New Year. We move forward boldly knowing that “God is With Us”.
“Reinvigorated” and “Open for Christ”
“Just 1 Thing in 2021”
The Council is looking forward to an exciting 2021 as we focus on new programs to support our community at Faith and the Parrish, Florida community around us. Some people say they “attend” church, but in reality, that misses the mark. WE ARE the Church – Christ’s visible presence on earth to those who don’t yet know Him! In 2021, “Just 1 Thing” will be various opportunities for you to participate in God’s work since He gave you talents and gifts to use to His glory. So, you’ll be hearing about “Just 1 Thing” opportunities throughout the year. Please prayerfully consider whether God is calling you to be the “1” who steps forward to join in His work. If every 1 of us joins in, can you imagine what that will mean for His Kingdom? And by the way, He won’t mind if you participate in more than 1!
Starting in January the Pastor and the Elders are hosting the GriefShare seminars and support group for our community. It will provide access to valuable resources to help you recover from your loss and look forward to rebuilding your life. Our wonderful Pastor also has plans for new opportunities to study God’s Word and understand the peace and joy we have as adopted children of God. Please share this with your friends and neighbors and invite them to worship with you. Don’t miss out! Reinvigorate your faith! And please visit the Sign-Up Genius to register for Divine Services in January.
Praise the Lord!
Blessings to everyone,