A note From the Pastor
Fall is almost here, and the summer is almost gone. Things are starting to get busy again. School is starting and church meetings are starting to pick up again after the summer. Some things are not changing though; we are still under the cloud of Covid-19 and its variants. There are some places that are starting to require masks again. As far as these churches (First and Phelps Chapel) It is and will always be up to you and your doctor if you need to wear a mask in church. We will always request that if you feel sick, that you not come and share it with us. If you wear a mask or don’t wear a mask, it will not affect how welcome you are in worship or church events.
Having taken care of that topic, let’s look at what should be our focus for the upcoming fall and winter. Both churches have a problem that needs to be delt with, Children. I do not mean children are the problem, I mean we have them. We have not had to think about children in the numbers that we have them now in a while. And you thought all problems were bad. We need to have nurseries in both churches (what a wonderful problem to have). We need to have age- appropriate Sunday School classes for the children. (again a wonderful problem).
We need to think about the future, the next 5- 10 years. Where would you like to see this church in the next 5-10 years. Those of you who are thinking I might not be around in 10 years, you have put most of your life and a lot of effort into your church, so I do want to know what you think. Where do we want to be in 5-10 years and how do we get there from here? We are going in the right direction, we are growing and in this time that is a very unusual thing. How do we keep growing, do we want to grow? What does God have for us to be doing. We need to start looking seriously at these question.
We are God’s people, in the place where God has put us. What does God want us to do? Let’s talk about it, and then let’s do something about it
In Christ’s Service