Brothers and Sisters
The fall programming season is in
full swing. We have celebrated “Welcome Back to Worship”
weekend, the choir has been rehearsing for a while now,
Sunday School is up and running, and discipleship
classes have begun. It is wonderful to see all of the
activity in and surrounding our building.
I have noticed a
couple of things in terms of communication with the
church recently. I have been made aware of individuals
who had been hospitalized several days after they had
already returned home. Now, in some cases that
hospitalization is just for day surgery and I have had
folks tell me that I don’t need to come and see them
just for one day. But in other cases, there have been
folks hospitalized for a few days and I had no idea that
they were hospitalized. I would have visited them had I
known they were there.
So, can I ask a
favor? If you know of one of the members or friends of
our congregation who is in the hospital or will be going
in for surgery, could you let me or the church office
know? I would rather have 10 people tell me rather than
everyone assume that someone else has not told me.
Thank you in advance for your help in this.
The second thing I
noticed is actually something that myself as well as
many of the members of the Board of Elders have noticed.
When the Elders made phone calls to all of our local
members inviting them to “Welcome Back to Worship”
weekend, many of the Elders encountered disconnected
numbers in trying to reach out to members. We used the
most recent congregational directory which had been
printed at the end of July of this year. In spite of
that, we were not able to connect with several people.
If you have
recently switched phone numbers, or perhaps have given
up your land line at home, could you call the church and
give us the most current number so that we may be able
to contact you in the future? Thank you in advance for
your help in both of these endeavors.
I hope to see you in worship soon!
Serving Christ with you,