July/August 2021


Dear Friends,

Ahhhhh…. Summer!  

 

It has arrived on schedule as always. 

 

We have come through a long, hard, winter season on more than one level, and I think most of us are looking forward to this summer more than ever. 

 

We look forward to outdoor activities, time away, cookouts, and time spent relaxing, at least hopefully. However, we can, even with good activities, wear ourselves out if we are not careful. So make time to refresh, recharge, and renew in this season. Be good to yourself.

 

Continue to make time to spend with your church family as well! We have had our first of four Summer bible studies, and look forward to our next one! Our Vacation Bible School will kick off Tuesday July 20 and run through the 22nd, and even though it is a shortened version, we are excited about being able to do it! We will be outdoors for worship in Simpson Grove the 2nd & 4th Sundays through September. We are also visioning for a church picnic as well! There is much happening, and much coming! We are looking ahead to a new season of mission and ministry in the Fall, with new small groups, a reimagined Sunday School, a reimagined administrative model, and new opportunities to offer your gifts and graces in service to Christ.

 

Stay connected this summer and stay tuned. The writer of Hebrews says it this way, “…and let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another-and all the more as you see the Day approaching.” (Hebrews 10:24-25) 

Wherever your summer takes you, go with God. May you have a blessed and refreshing summer season, and we hope to see you soon! 

Summer blessings,

Pastor Kevin