Here we go! It’s that time of year when we start gearing up for all the activities that come with this time of year. Where did 2014 go? I must have blinked or something. Exciting things are happening here at First Church of Christ. I am enjoying the D-group I decided to be a part of after the Sunday worship service. We are having some great discussions. I hope you are all enjoying your D-groups as much as I am. It’s a great time to connect personally with others in our congregation while expanding and sharing our knowledge of what God is teaching us in the Bible.
A couple of weeks ago Tom talked about missions in his sermon. Although I would love the idea of going on a big mission trip somewhere, it is definitely not in the Nelson household budget at this time. However, I got to thinking about what I can do locally and more specifically starting within our own church. I’ve discovered that I have had a few of my own “mini” missions within the church since becoming the secretary.
After some researching, discussion, more research, and more discussion the final plan for printing has been reached. We are going to print the books in house using the comb binding. The books will be roughly 5-1/2” wide and 8-1/2” tall. You will have two options. The printed copy will cost somewhere between $6-$8 depending cost of paper used or you will be able to download a free .pdf format version from our website.
One of the characteristics of my personality is that my mind is always going with ideas. Sometimes it’s a blessing sometimes, not so much. It’s a blessing when I come up with great ideas and not so much when I get side tracked from what I am suppose to be doing.
I have some ideas of things we could do together as church members for some “mini” missions and others for just plain publicity. Problem is I am not sure how much others would share my enthusiasm for the ideas. I am willing to share my ideas with anyone who might be interested. Just give me a call or stop in and see me at the office.
For now I have one publicity idea that would be easy to do for a couple of people. Since we don’t put a float in the Christmas parade how about we put up a Christmas tree at the Sanford Museum?
We could make it unique and beautiful. I am already putting one up for my sewing business, helping with the one for the Cherokee County Fund Drive, and with the one for the Boy Scouts, what’s one more right? Let me know if you are interested in putting up a tree at the museum and we will get together and get creative. The trees have to be put up on certain dates and times in November.
Don’t forget to turn in your Elder and Deacon nomination forms by this coming Sunday, Oct. 6.
Other things coming up are:
Love and blessings to you all . . .