Where do we go from here? What does the future hold for Flora First Christian Church? What is our plan for the next 10 years? All are good questions I faced in April as I attended an Alban Institute seminar on church planning. I was one of 50 who gathered to talk about planning and the fear of doing so in the church. We did address these questions, and I came away with a desire to find answers here in our church. I will be listening very carefully to what you say, what you don’t say and what dreams you have and pass those alone to those who are in charge of planning. But first, I guess we need to determine if we want to plan at all. Any thoughts?
I am finishing up a series of sermons on the parables of Jesus and soon will be sharing my thoughts on some of the minor prophets and their message to the church today. They have a lot to say to the church, words that come from God. We often overlook these small book in the old testament because, they are small and they are in the old testament. As we explore, we will seek out the advice of our Heavenly Father and His desires for His Church.
On Easter I shared a set of 5 questions with you to ask for your input. I shared those results with you last month and two of the things you indicated you might be interested in are happening now. Come to church a few minutes early this and every Sunday and stop by the TNT classroom for coffee and fellowship. We can gather in the entrance, visit and catch up. No formal plans, just a time of getting together in preparation for worship.
The second event is a men’s fellowship breakfast. Several indicated they would come if a time of fellowship and food was offered, so we will give it a try. If 2 show up, it is a success. It will be June 9th at 7:15 a.m. More details next month. The format will be a 2 minute devotion and the rest of the time for eating and sharing in fellowship. All men of the church are invited.
Finally, I volunteered the men of First Chriustian to assist me in cooking for the mother/daughter banquet on May 10. If you can help, please come to the kitchen on the 10th (Friday) about 3 or when you get home from work. We also need servers, Any and all are welcomed.