I apologize for the lack of a blog the past couple of weeks. Sherry and I were traveling, and it was good to get away for no other reason than to be together and away from our responsibilities here in Central Illinois. While we were away much continued with the business of the church.
Don’t forget that tonight at 6:30 we will hold the MAP information meeting in the Family Life Center. This is your opportunity to hear from the ministry leaders what the plans are for 2020. If you are unable to attend, look for details in this blog next week as we move toward a congregational vote on the MAP on December 8.
The Lead Minister Search Committee has met several times and is making good progress. Resumes are starting to be collected and screened. If you know of someone you would like to have considered, please funnel those names to Tori Moore, Cassandra Benton or any committee member, and we will be happy to send them our church and candidate profile. Once the profiles are sent, it will be up to that person to decide if they would like to proceed with our process. Please continue to pray for all of those on the committee (Cassandra Benton, Nate Bostic, Samuel Green, Rod Karr, Tori Moore, Bob Phillips, Leann Sosamon, and Jim Taylor) as they continue this work.
Let’s continue to look for ways to become the “Passionate Community of Disciple Makers” that is the vision of our church. For years our church has provided communion to those who (for whatever reason, either temporary or permanent) are unable to come to our church building. It has come to our attention that either we were unaware of someone who desired outside communion or one of our volunteers missed their opportunity to serve. To those who were missed we apologize, and we recognize that we must do better. This opportunity to serve, however, should not only be the outside communion team’s responsibility. If you are aware of someone wanting communion, won’t you take the opportunity to bless that person with it? It does not matter if they have already received communion, and it does not have to be on a Sunday; the church will be happy to provide a communion kit, and no special training is required. All that is necessary to remember is that “Where two or more are gathered” and “Do this in remembrance of me.” This would be an example of a way to move from “Corporate to Contagious!!”
We are glad to be back and look forward to worshiping with you all this coming Sunday.
Chairman of the Congregation
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