Happy Tuesday parents!
I want to start by apologizing for not being more on top of website updates in the past few weeks. Mondays are my Sabbath now, and Tuesday starts early and is full of meetings. I promise to try harder to make this a priority on Tuesday mornings and keep the schedule page and calendar up to date.
This past week for Sunday school, we joined the adults for the congregational meeting. I think I may have bored some of them to death, but I have been telling them for a long time that they are not the future of the church, they are the church right now, and I felt it was important to have them hear what is going on in the church as a whole.
IMPACT was pretty standard! We started with a time of fellowship, heard a lesson about choosing joy from Dynelle, and played some dodgeball. I had some fantastic conversations with some of the people who are volunteering with your students, and wanted to share how impactful they are in our lives. Having that fellowship time at the beginning of every IMPACT has allowed other adults in the congregation to bond with your students. To consistently know what is happening in their lives and what they are struggling with. Seeing relationships form and investment in the group increase has been an absolute pleasure.
Next week we will have Sunday school as usual, and will be joining about 15 local churches at Engedi for a special IMPACT! Again, I apologize for not having this info out earlier, as we were trying to see if going was going to be possible at all. Our students showed significant interest, and we found a bus driver, so we are going to try it!
We will be meeting at church in the rear lot at 5:30, and the bus will pull out at 5:45. The event itself is from 6:00 till 8:00, and dinner will be included for your students. We will eat with the other churches, worship with them, and hear from a couple of speakers from winning at home.
The idea behind this event is to start to overcome some of the exclusivity barriers in the Holland/Zeeland area, and encourage students to be bold with themselves and with their faith. We are watching culture shift in such a way that it will not be long before we need to band together as a corporate church and stand side by side. We hope this is the first in a series of events that FRCZ can jump in on and support.
Thanks for checking in!