Fall Back, Come Early

Fall Back, Come Early

We have a problem! You all love each other too much. Alright maybe you don’t love each other too much, but we do have a problem. On Sunday mornings, from 10:45 to 10:50, we have 5 minutes to finish our Training Groups (Sunday School, Membership 101, Foundations, Prepare, or Tread-In), check on our children, use the restroom, and most importantly fellowship.

What ends up happening instead is we rush out of our classrooms, rush through the list, and find our seat. The problem is that it isn’t logistically possible to accomplish this all in 5 minutes, so we services start later and later. Sometimes we are as much as 10 to 15 minutes late. Then we start our welcome time, which further extends our start time. These circumstances prevent us from being able to accomplish all that we set out to do each Sunday. It distracts us from authentic worship and makes fellowship impossible.

What if instead of 5 minutes we had 15 minutes? We could take the time to fellowship with one another. As well as, receive the guests with genuineness instead of rushed welcomes. This time could look more like our Welcome Time. We could be the church together each and every Sunday.

The Deacons and I have been weighing the cost and evaluating the needs. So, beginning November 6th, we will move up Training Groups from 9:45 am to 9:30 am and worship services from 10:50 to 10:45. This change will give us 15 minutes between our groups and our services to be intentional with our time together.

We would encourage you to prepare for our time together by praying for and thinking about those you have not spoken to lately. Then plan to talk to the those you prayed for during those extra 15 minutes, with questions about their life, their struggles, and opportunities to serve them. We pray that you will see this as an opportunity to be more intentional and glorify God with every moment we have together.

November 6th you gain an extra hour of sleep due to the time change, would you be willing to sacrifice 15 minutes for God and his people?

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