There are a handful of special events taking place over the next couple of weeks in the life of the Community Presbyterian Church family. It begins this Saturday (10/19) with a men's prayer breakfast in the gym at 8:00 am. Men, come out and enjoy this time of fellowship and prayer.
On Sunday (10/20) we welcome back our own member and missionary in England, Trace Donahoo! Trace and Bruce Rigby, fellow elder at Culcheth Community Church, will be here to update us on what is going on with our sister church in Culcheth, England. Trace will be preaching and speaking in Jeff Brumlow's class while Bruce will be speaking in the Harvesters' class. Trace will be preaching from Ephesians 6:10-20 and challenge us concerning spiritual warfare and armor that God provides. Pray for these men as they are here in the States seeking to form partnerships with other churches ... partnerships that would benefit both US and UK churches.
Sunday evening (8/20) will be the first official night for the Narrow Road Fellowship Church Bible Study over in the newly purchased facility in Leeds. This is our church plant so we surely need to support our Leeds family in prayer. Let's ask the Lord to do a great work in and through that congregation ... work that would be for His own glory as lives are changed, families restored, ethnic diversity embraced, poverty alleviated, and an entire community transformed by the grace of the gospel.
Also, upcoming is our annual Fall Festival - Sunday night 27 Oct. from 5:30-8:00 pm. This is a very important time for our church family to actually live out the idea of "mission" in this community. We don't do this just as an "event" that we hope others will be drawn to, but rather as a tool for the ultimate purpose of the great commission. As followers of Jesus we can't just look to events and expect them to somehow do the work of mission for us ... rather we're to see them as opportunities to which we may invite our friends, co-workers, classmates, and neighbors. And for this particular event we must see it as a way to meet new people and begin to develop relationships with some of them. Of course, if you don't have young children you may be thinking, "why do I need to come?" We need you to serve and work the festival so our own young parents with children will be free to spend time with their kids as well as interact with others their age who will be attending. This Fall Festival truly requires the whole body to work together for the health and building up of the church. If you haven't already volunteered please contact the church office and offer to serve in some capacity. I assure you that you are both wanted and needed!
And one more bit of church news! For those who have been curious about the potential sale of our church property to the City of Moody ... apparently the city has moved on and is no longer interested in our buildings and property. They have announced on their Facebook page plans to build various recreational facilities on the old Wayside Nursery property at the corner of Hwy 411 and Church St. Probably a good move for the city and we've lost nothing! So that's the latest on that deal.