A Note From Pastor Sheaby Pastor Shea Reyenga
Dear First Family,
Can you believe it’s almost August!? Where did the time go? Soak up all the special time you can with family and friends before school starts. And please keep sharing your experiences with us on social media as we’re practicing what it means to “Be Here” no matter where you’re located.
I want to invite you to join us in worship this weekend. Pastor Mike is giving the final message in his series, Secrets of the Good Life, in all sanctuary services. This is a powerful series and I’m thankful Pastor Mike was able to be a major part of our worship experience this month. Please be sure and thank Pastor Mike for coming back to share the special Word God gave him to preach for us. I will be in The Well preaching on why God told Hosea to marry Gomer. Do I have your attention? If you have not tried The Well, I want to invite you to come and check it out at 11:00 in the Chapel.
This week, we’ve all been catching our breath from United Mission Week. I encourage you to catch a glimpse of the experience here. We have so much to celebrate! 200 students and over 100 volunteers came together as one to serve our community in the name of Jesus. We had a record number of Special Needs Students here for United Mission Week with 19 participants. It was a blessing for me to play a small part and engage with everyone through worship. I am grateful for all of those who make United Mission Week happen. Our Student Ministry staff did an exceptional job!
I also want to bring two upcoming events to your attention:
Tonight, our Special Needs Ministry is having Respite for children with special needs and their siblings. This free event is a way for parents to enjoy a date night while their children are pampered by caring and responsible volunteers. If you’re interested in being a volunteer or want to find out more information about how to get your family involved, go to fmcm.org/respite.
We are holding an Artists Gathering following worship on Sunday at 3pm. Led by several artists from our congregation, this gathering is a great way for artists to dialogue about the vision God has placed in their hearts to use art to bring hope and healing into people’s lives. If you or somebody you know is interested, please attend. You can find out more information by going to fmcm.org/artist.
I thank God for you and praise Him for your faithfulness to the gospel. I look forward to seeing you this weekend in The Well and around campus.
Grace and Peace in Christ,