As I get toward the end of my working week, I just wanted to send out a huge celebratory encouragement and thank you to everyone who is a part of ABC. I have heard stories from our church community this week which have made me just wish I could give you all a massive high five and say ‘great job!’ Unfortunately I can’t get to see you all personally, but I can send you this virtual high five instead!
It started on Sunday morning with two fabulous baptisms. If you didn’t hear their stories you can see Matilda and Faith telling them on our YouTube channel. Then after that we had a welcome lunch and it was great to meet some people new to our church.
Then on Wednesday evening Ruth (my wife) and I hosted our Discovering ABC group. There were 7 of us and it was so exciting to hear each of the people who were there sharing their stories of how they became a part of our community. One has been coming for around a year and another person had been for the first time last Sunday. Every person who was there talked about how much they had felt welcomed in the church and how much they were enjoying it and finding it helpful in their relationship with God.
So many of you make all of this kind of thing possible. By serving, contributing, giving and welcoming people you set the environment. Thank you for your commitment to our mission to Love God, Love People and Grow Together to be more like Jesus. It is working and God is on the move through us!
Great job! Chris