Monday, November 26, 2007
Can't believe Advent starts this coming Sunday (Dec. 2). Our church starts a new series in worship this Sunday for the Christmas season. Wanted to do something a little different this year. Sometimes as a pastor I feel I get stuck in a rut doing the same thing every year during Christmas. So our creative/design team worked hard to come up with a series we're calling "BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE ... the story of Christmas." Basically we're telling the Christmas story by talking about how sin has made our world ugly and how Jesus Christ came as flesh to make the world beautiful again (a return to Eden, if you will). We'll also be discussing how we should see the beautiful potential in all people - through Jesus Christ.
Looking forward to this Christmas season.
Tuesday, November 6, 2007
Our home/sponsoring church (Aldersgate UMC) hosted a worship gathering where we celebrated Quest's birth as a new church. At the end of the gathering the first Methodist Church in Augusta (1700's) gave Quest a HUGE Bible that can be displayed at our church home. As I walked up to receive it and was charged to "pass on the news of Jesus" I was overwhelmed at how the LEGACY of Jesus is passed from one person to the next, one generation to the next. Now that Quest has received this legacy, we must pass it on as well.