Saturday, October 31, 2015

Oct. 31, 2015 Trunk or Treat Review, Construction Update, Sermon Topic: "Counter Cultural" Acts 19:11-41

Hi Everyone!
Trunk or Treat last Sunday was fantastic! It was one of our best outreach events ever! We counted a little over 1200 people once we started counting, and that's not counting the 100 or so members already on site at that time. I had the pleasure of meeting a few hundred guests, and without fail they were excited about and genuinely appreciative of the quality of the event and the hospitality of our members. It was fun watching them interact with our members who were making kids smile, passing out candy, grilling hot dogs, passing out snack bags, making cotton candy, working the hay ride, parking cars and so much more. After the event was over everyone who sponsored a trunk meticulously cleaned up their spot while dozens of other volunteers cleaned up and put away everything else. Great job everyone! Let's keep praying that our unchurched guests will take the next step soon and visit on a Sunday morning.

Construction Update: We've had a busy week on the construction site. Our site contractor finished installing the silt fence to protect the site from erosion. He also built a berm on the top of the hill to divert stormwater from the west parking lot away from the building. The mechanical contractor temporarily relocated all of the existing HVAC units to the top of the building where they will stay until the construction is complete and new units are functioning. The back sidewalk was removed to prepare for a new electrical service installation and the building addition. 

Attention Parents! We have a security fence around the construction site, but it's not kid proof. Please tell your children to stay off the site. If you see other children inside the fence, politely ask them to leave. We don't want anyone to get hurt playing on equipment or snooping around the site.

This Sunday we will have baptism in both services! It is such an honor to baptize people. I love watching them go public with their faith in Christ. It's a strong witness to unchurched family and friends. My message this week is entitled "Counter Cultural" and comes from Acts 19:11-41. Read ahead and see if you can find the countercultural link. 

See you on Sunday,

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