Tomorrow is the day, thankfully! All of the commercials will go away . . . for a while. And tomorrow we will be blessed to do what people all over the world are envious of: have free and democratic elections! I am so thankful to enjoy this blessing and to live a land where freedom reigns.
That said, I'm pretty sick and tired of the slime - the slander - the seemingly non-stop attacks smearing opponents and much of the time, offering unrealistic promises that almost certainly cannot be fulfilled. Yuck! So what should followers of Jesus do? Here are three suggestions from our message yesterday at FCC:
1. PRAY - follow the Biblical command throughout the N.T. to pray for your leaders - nationally, state-wide and locally. Pray for our community, our state, our country and our world. And here is something to seriously consider: will you pray for your perceived political enemies? Every day. Pray. Just do it.
2. Be INVOLVED - do not bury your head in the sand. Get involved - get to your polling place and VOTE! And don't ever back off sharing what matters most of you - communicate your passions and priorities - but do it with SALT and LIGHT. Do it in a way that honors Jesus Christ.
3. LOVE - allow AGAPE LOVE to be your mode of operation. "The greatest of these is LOVE!" Hopefully, the song will ring true - they will know we are Christians by our LOVE.
Area Men's Fellowship - Tomorrow night at 6:30pm at nearby Texas Christian Church - Max Aper from Little Galilee will be speaking.
Kings Kitchen - a FREE meal for the entire community - YOU are invited - 5pm in the Family Life Center this Saturday evening November 10!
MAP meeting - this Sunday November 11 in the Family Life Center at 9:30am
Blood Pressure Checks - this Sunday November 11 following both services in the library!
Proposed By-Law changes - get your copy of the proposed By-Laws at the Welcome Center or church office, or reach out to Mandi or Jennifer in the office and they can send you a copy electronically. We will vote on these proposed changes on Sunday December 2.
This Sunday November 11 at FCC - part 2 of God and Country - looking at What the church can learn from Veterans?
Coming Home Sunday - Sunday November 18 - 9:30am one service Sunday and afternoon gathering at 1pm.
Thanksgiving Offering this year will be for the Vault! Let's generously bless this incredible addition to our community! Funds raised will go to phase 3 fundraiser to update and improve HVAC systems at the Vault.
Breakfast at Bethlehem - Saturday December 1 at 9am - ALL are welcome to attend this family friendly event!
December 2 Congregational Meeting - at the end of each morning service, we will have our bi-annual congregational meeting to affirm the 2019 MAP and vote on the proposed By-Laws changes.
Adult Choir Christmas Cantata - Sunday December 16 at 8:15am
Christmas Eve 2018 at 4pm and 6pm - once again, Samuel and his team will have Christmas Eve services that help us worship the newborn King in a special and meaningful service!
Family Sunday December 30 at 9:30am - one service Sunday - Allison and Cassandra will be speaking!
Have a great week - see you Sunday!