Each week at the 8:30am worship service we sing these words. While these words could become routine, I sing them with hope and assurance that Christ is in this place. Within our church, I have truly witnessed Christ's presence in many ways.
We have brought about learning and growing experiences, new beginnings and evidence of a vital ministry here at FPC. I have seen our congregation work through forgiveness, share God's grace in many tangible ways, and realize we have an important ministry that needs to continue. Our ministry continues to stay strong. New members join our congregation, existing programs continue to grow and people grow spiritually. We are learning to truly care about each other and grow together as the body of Christ even with different ideas and opinions.
Let us celebrate the blessings God has given our church and may we take advantage of the nurturing opportunities. As we grow in our Christian faith and learn what it means to follow Jesus Christ, our church will continue to grow. May all that we do at FPC bring honor and glory to Jesus Christ as we testify to His presence among us.
As I reflect on the things we do as a Church, I am filled with gratitude and awe. I witness God's grace through you, my church family. Your words and actions challenge me, comfort me, strengthen me, and encourage me. I am extremely grateful for the grace of God, which works miracles in healing and growing in our faith. My eyes are opened each week to see a congregation which only grows stronger. I am encouraged to see persons continuing to take advantage of opportunities to develop friendships and nurture their faith. Faith and friendship is also being expressed in the caring that has been taking place within our church family. I encourage everyone to pray and work toward such growth in the years to come.
As Paul wrote to the Christian church at Thessalonica, I write to you to offer my gratitude for being a part of our church family. May God continue to bless our ministry.