We discussed our Gospel Meeting for next year. The men all felt that our new way of doing our meetings has worked in a wonderful way. That is, inviting different congregations to come and lead services for us during the weekday sessions (Wed. - Sat. evenings). Our attendance exceeded our Sunday morning averages every single night. So, in 2017 we are going to add another change. We will have a “lectureship” type Gospel Meeting. Next year we will invite congregations to come and lead but, we will also invite their preachers to come and be our speakers. We will select a special theme or topic and will have a different speaker each night as well as different worship leaders.
The men also discussed having a VBS next year. We know we don’t have enough adults able to teach and help with one but, we are already seeking a congregation to come and help us put on a VBS. We will provide all the materials, decorations, food, snacks, etc. that are needed so that it will not cost the congregation that comes to help us anything. We do have plenty who can help decorate, provide food or whatever else is needed. I put the word out last Tuesday at our weekly preacher’s luncheon that we are looking for a congregation to help with this. Several showed great interest and will get back with me about it.
We also have some new brochures in the foyer for all of our members here to use to share with friends and neighbors. It is a very brief introduction to the church here and what we practice as Christians. It has our contact information as well as our worship times. So, please, take a few and have them with you to share with others any time you are given the opportunity to do so.
Also, as we plan for this new year, I told the men and want all the congregation to know that if any of you have any suggestions for sermons or Bible classes please let me know about them either by putting them in the question box or just coming and telling me in person. It is really easy to overlook topics or themes without realizing it. So, if there is anything special you would like to study please let me know.
Hopefully, we will also have a 2017 budget presentation before too long.
Until next week, I love you all,