Thursday, September 1, 2011

a letter to The Community church family

Community family and friends -

I almost can't say how excited I am and how awesome our future looks from where I sit.  There continue to be doors that open and blessings that come our direction.  Some of those you can see if you come by the church or are part of our worship on Sunday.  Yet many of those are still to come.  They are kind of like light at the end of the tunnel or the beauty of sun rise.  It is flat awesome.

It has been almost 5 years since we began meeting as a church family, and in these years many people have come in and out.  God has changed lots of lives including mine along this journey.  We are preparing for a celebration on Sunday, September 11at at 10:10am.  It will be an outdoor worship service that will include baptism and a picnic right here in the parking lot in front of the church.  You won't want to miss this, and you will want to bring some people with you.  We've done outdoor worship in the past.  This time might very well be touted "outdoor worship on steroids".  I'm just saying this is going to be awesome.

On Sunday, December 24th of 2006 we began our clothes closet outreach with a meal and worship.  Our reach in this community has grown thousands of times over in these 5 years.  We've got to put this in perspective.  Stick with me for a minute.  God has done some great and might things, but we ain't seen nothing yet!!!  The future is bright.  God is setting The Church up so we can meet more needs in and around this area and lead more people to meet Jesus.

Let me give you just a couple pieces of our 5th year celebration on September 11th ...

OUTDOOR BAPTISM WILL BE DONE LIKE NEVER BEFORE & MORE PEOPLE WILL BE BAPTIZED THAN WE'VE EVER BAPTIZED BEFORE.

THE COMMUNITY WORSHIP BAND IS PLANNING SOMETHING YOU WILL BE ... YOU JUST NEED TO BE HERE.

OUR TIME TOGETHER WILL HAVE SOME EXTRA GOOD STUFF AS WELL.

Make the calls.  Send the letters.  Get the text messages and the facebook notes rolling to invite people to join in the fun that day.  Come early and get ready to serve.  Of coarse we are going to need some extra help that day.  If you want to volunteer to help, call the church at 276-647-8231 or send us an email to info@thecommunityfellowship.org saying you want to volunteer for our 5th year celebration.

Before I finish it is important that we remember who we are and why we do what we do.  Our calling and goal is to demonstrate the love of God to our community and beyond through any means possible.  Here is how the Apostle Paul said that in a bit different way that is SO TRUE of who God is and what we do:

To the weak I became weak, that I might win the weak; I have become all things to all men, so that I may by all means save some.

There is statement we have talked about since we started that has not changed.  Remember that we are to get the attention of our community, and while we have their attention, tell them about Jesus.  It might be through a worship service, a conversation, meeting a need or one of many different ways, but we desire to tell people about Jesus.  He is the sole reason The Community Fellowship exists.

We believe that God is still in the business of changing lives.  We've seen this happen with our own eyes and most of us have experienced that with our own lives.  Our enemy, Satan, continues to take from us the best things while God wants to give us much more and much bigger things and life, more than we have thought possible.  Do you believe that?  God said it, and we must keep on telling others that His plan for their lives and ours is incredible.

The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly.

My prayer is that our future would be the brightest possible.  I pray that you will get more excited than ever before about what God is going to do in the coming days.  Help me and our church leaders make a far greater impact on lives for Jesus.  It takes all of us to do what God has called us to do.  

Are you excited?  I am.  Join me!  Our 5th year celebration, Sunday, September 11th is going to be off-the-hook awesome.  Get ready.


Pastor Michael

Michael Harrison • 276-647-8231
Lead Pastor • www.thecommunityfellowship.org • www.tcdc.info
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PS --- get your new COMMUNITY t-shirt this Sunday for $10.  Quantities are limited.

1 comment:

Senga said...

Pastor,asyou know i have problems with anxiety,but i'm learning to lean on the Lord,for his help.It is not always easy for me,since the breakin,of our home.I,still don't trust people,but i have been praying,and asking God for his help!i,have asked so many people to pray for me,i,wasn't like this in NH,i,still have difficulty sleeping,again i congratulate you,on your'e ministery!e do have caring neighbours! for that i,am most gratefull.If,God,finds us another home closer to our children,we will miss all our neighbours,we wisy,we could take you all!!!with us,continued success,in saving lifes,for God's kingdom! in his name,Senga Q Goodnough. Blessings!

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