Responsible Life Makeover
Posted on May 22, 2014 in Faith Updates
I thought I was seeing things. But I wasn’t. It really was beginning to rain over the drums in the worship center. I was all by myself and thought that it was strange. So I thought I would mention it to my higher ups.
From what I heard, some of you also experienced this phenomenon in our Worship Center on Baptism Sunday, April 27. Although part of me thinks, “how appropriate that the roof leaked on baptism Sunday,” as if the heavens were participating by supernaturally raining blessings in the worship center, the other part of me is really concerned for our building. And I am guessing that, with seeing the rain in the worship center, some of you are concerned as well.
God calls us to take care of what we have. All of our money, stuff, homes, are all gifts, they are not ours. We are merely the stewards. A man who got this was a man we just finished talking about: Nehemiah. In Nehemiah 2:14, Nehemiah is inspecting the damage to the wall of Jerusalem. He notes the damage.
” Then I went to the Fountain Gate and to the King’s Pool, but my donkey couldn’t get through the rubble. So, though it was still dark, I went up the Kidron Valley instead, inspecting the wall before I turned back and entered again at the Valley Gate.”
It says that Nehemiah cries because of the damage to the wall in the previous verse. He cries because he understands that Jerusalem is God’s city and now it is in disrepair. Even though it was war that had damaged the wall, people were not being good stewards and were not repairing the damage.
Friends, in our next series called “Responsible Life Makeover”, we will talk about our own lives and how we need to be good stewards of what we have. We need to take care of what God has given us. Remember, it isn’t our home, building, money—it is the Lord’s and he has put us in place of its stewardship. Join us June 8th as we begin to learn how to be good stewards to what God has given us.
See you Sunday
HERE IS WHAT’S COMING UP
Town Hall Meetings
The Church Council will be hosting two Town Hall informational meetings for the congregation on Sunday, June 1. The meetings will run concurrently with our two worship services. We will be in Classroom A at 9:30 and again at 11am. The agenda will include the nominees for the open church council positions, the proposed 2014-15 fiscal church budget and rollout of a capital fund campaign. Your presence and participation is strongly encouraged and desired.
On Sunday, June 1we will welcome a fantastic group of people into our membership at Faith Covenant. Because we know schedules can be tight and because we have an annual meeting coming up in June, we are offering a one-day membership intensive class. Whether you’ve been here a few months or a few decades, if you’re interested in membership, please join us on Saturday, June 7 from 8:30am-1pm. We do need a minimum number in order to hold this class, so be sure RSVP by June 1 if you plan to attend! Please contact Jen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
June all-church worship/picnic
We’re looking forward to worshipping and fellowshipping together as a united group this summer! The last Sundays of June and July (June 29 and July 27) we will worship together at 9:30am and will then enjoy an all-church picnic and outdoor games (on-site) beginning at 11am. Plan to join us for some summer fun!
Women’s Ministry Walking Club
Back by popular demand! Beginning on Friday, June 13, we will gather every Friday at 9am to enjoy a walk and fellowship. Women of all ages, strollers, children, and friendly dogs are welcome! Our first walk will begin at Faith, but walking sites will vary weekly after that. Contact Natalie at email@example.com if you have questions.
Revive Twin Cities
Revive Twin Cities is praying for 10,000 laborers to share the love of Jesus, July 21-27, and Faith Covenant has made a faith pledge of 200 volunteers to join this revival team. Be a part of a life-changing event. Whether you come for a day, or a whole week, you can participate in a mission trip to our own city. Children of any age are welcome! All meals are provided. The schedule is flexible and allows you to come and go as you are able. Outreach Trainings are not required but very helpful in learning to share your faith with others. Training dates are May 23-24, June 13-14, and/or July 11-12. For more details and to register for training, visit www.reviveTWINCITIES.org.