Movies in the Park is a little over a week away, and we still need about 200 dozen cookies!We also need lots of volunteers to help with set up, take down, serving food and drinks, greeting, and more. To volunteer to bake cookies or work at the event, email Cathy Dangerfield. Begin praying now for beautiful weather!! That's by far the most critical part of MITP, and we have no control over it. Pray that God will bless our preparation for the event and lead hundreds and hundreds of unchurched people to attend. Post about MITP on Facebook and Twitter. Give a personal invitation to your friends, neighbors and work associates. It's one of the best, free family events of the Christmas season in Tallahassee.
We will have Parent/Child Dedication during our morning worship services on Sunday, December 13. The purpose of this ceremony is for parents to commit to teach their children about Jesus and the Bible and bring them up in a loving, Christ-centered home. If you have an infant or other preschooler who has not participated in the Parent/Child Dedication, I would love to talk with you about it. Just email me.
Big changes have taken place with the construction this week. The demolition of the kitchen should be complete by the end of the day tomorrow. Man, does it look different in there! With the walls and ceiling tiles gone, it's apparent how big the new cafe and lobby will be. It's going to be awesome!! Yesterday during the rain the footers were poured for the new addition. It was messy for the workers but the rain did not adversely affect the integrity of the concrete. The concrete supplier made adjustments in the formula of the mix so that it would work well in the wet conditions, and the workers used a sump pump to remove water from the trench as the concrete was poured in. Next week the rest of the foundation will be completed.
Watch your step! If you come by to look at the construction during the week, watch where you step to avoid stepping on nails or tripping over debris. It's best to keep children out of the demolition areas. We don't want anyone to get hurt. Please do not walk through the demolition areas and into the worship center or preschool rooms. We want to keep these areas as clean as possible.
New Christmas series continues this Sunday. I will be teaching about King Herod this week. He did everything he could to eliminate Jesus and stop God's plan to give us hope, but he failed. Is there a "Herod" in your life who is threatening to kill your joy or steal your hope? Join us this week for a fresh look at this part of the Christmas story.