I pray that you and your family had a healthy and blessed Christmas. It was certainly different this year for many reasons. The year 2020 was a year that we would like to forget, but, it is one that we will always remember. Thank you Church for your continued faithfulness through this difficult time. You have watched the services online. You have continued to tithe. You have prayed, encouraged, and volunteered at our in-person services. A special thank you goes to John Witt and our Safety/Risk Management Committee for doing an outstanding job of trying to keep everyone safe. Thank you to all of our Deacons who have helped usher, greet, clean, and encourage during this season. Thank you to our Sunday School teachers, musicians, sound, computer, and camera operators. Thank you for your willingness to serve. Thank you to all of you who have served on a committee this past year and for your willingness to continue serving in the new year. Thank you to all of our staff who have tried to minister creatively and effectively during this challenging time. I love and appreciate each and every one of you who have served this past year! It has been a team effort!
As we move into this new year, we are praying that things will start getting better. We will continue to follow safety protocol and guidelines until we can get back to more normal times. For now, we will continue the same process of making reservations to attend in-person services with limited seating. Hopefully this will change in the near future. We want to see all of you!
Maybe you have seen on one of our local news stations the heading, “The Rebound Kentucky.” Many stations across the country have been sharing stories, highlighting resources, and helping people to get through the impact of the coronavirus. Their goal is to tell stories of frustration and helplessness and to point people to sources of hope and helpful solutions. After much prayer and seeking God’s will, I felt led to begin a new sermon series called, “Rebound.” We will be looking at people in scripture who were in helpless and hopeless situations but then through God’s divine power, they were able to rebound or bounce back. I hope that you will join us in-person or online as we rebound in 2021!
On a more personal note, my family and I want to express our deepest love and gratitude to our Church family for all of your prayers and expressions of love and sympathy shown to us in the passing of my Dad. He loved each of you and this Church very much. So do we!
With Love, Gratitude, & Eagerness to Rebound,
P.S. A special thank you to the Church for your generous Christmas gift and to all of you who shared gifts with our family this Christmas Season. We love you!