2021 May news letter article
Hello Church family!
In case you have missed some of the announcements, and to make sure it is broadcasted as far as possible, I want to give my “article space” to share with y’all the returning SONquest and IMPACT opportunities! Look at the options below, pray, and talk through as a family what regathering is going to look like, and pray for us as we continue this regathering process!
SONquest: Over the month of May, our prayer is to transition back to our full slate of events! May 2 marks the expansion of Children’s Church to weekly meetings! We are so excited for this, and our hope is that Sundays will be a great opportunity for our families to come and gather for worship! Our Children’s Church is a great time that is aimed at investing in and teaching our children, preparing them for the corporate worship gathering! The next step in the process is our Wednesday evening SONquest events that will return May 19. This is a unique time of fun, games, worship, and teaching that is aimed at creating an intentional space of discipleship for our families! We are bringing back opportunities for every age so we think this is a great option for folks who may still be a little wary of the larger Sunday morning crowds! One of the steps that will follow, is to bring back Sunday School in June for our families. We are so excited about the changes we’ll make to Sunday School and we are thrilled about the revamping being done! Our goal for this time is for families to come, walk through the same material in each of their classrooms, and that Sunday School would be a launching point of family worship at home!
For our IMPACT student ministry, we are so glad that we have been able to meet consistently on Wednesdays, and are confident in our plans to continue in that! We are in the process of planning our Summer Camp (July 18-23). After the fun we had at our Students vs. Parents Kickball game, we want you to keep an eye out for even more opportunities for families to come together and have fun, find fellowship with other families, and grow together as a community excited about all that God is doing here!
My prayer is that one of these options (if not all of them!) would be a great way for your families to join us as we continue the process of regathering. We hope you will find a little bit of normal in a season of hardship and crazy, and a source of encouragement and nourishment as we all seek to be the church together! If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to let me know! I am excited about all that the future holds, and am eager to see how God is leading!
Rev. Luke T. Long