Adaptation to new surroundings or to a new routine doesn’t come easy for all of us, but I was impressed with the ability of our musicians, pastor Chuck and congregation to adapt the smaller, make-shift sanctuary in the children’s worship area when our main worship area was unavailable last Sunday. Thanks to those who set up the sound system and to Pete DeWilde who made our smaller surroundings as functional and familiar as the big auditorium. It was actually a nice change in that we enjoyed a more intimate worship setting, and I even saw more interaction between the attendees after the service. I feel that this experience was actually beneficial to prepare us for eventual growth into the larger larger sanctuary and the closeness we will share as we hear more joyful voices worshiping in unison beside us. Just think about 400-500 people in our auditorium! Now, that is exciting! Thank you to Lincoln Construction for quickly responding and correcting a potentially dangerous situation in the sanctuary. We are grateful that no one was hurt when the decorative wood trim piece fell to the floor. God is good!

Pastor Chad will begin preaching duties on July 9th. You are invited to join us in prayer for the church, Pastor Chad and his family on Tuesday evenings at 7:00 p.m. during the entire month of June. Our first prayer meeting got off to a great start with eleven in attendance, and we enjoyed fellowship and refreshments afterward. Pastor Chuck is leading the prayer  meetings in the youth room.

LAST CHANCE THIS SUNDAY: Please support our youth mission trip to Atlanta today by eating lunch or dinner at Pizzeria UNO. You must give the server the fundraiser certificate to get credit. Those certificates are available at the welcome center and in your bulletin. Please take several and invite friends and family to lunch or dinner. June 11th is the final day for the fundraiser and you can dine in or carry out up until 11:00 p.m. You may also support the youth by designating in addition to your regular tithe, a portion of your offering to the “Youth Mission Trip Fund.” Make sure that the amount is stated clearly on your offering envelope, or on the memo line of your check to make sure it goes to the right place.

Sunday school provides great opportunities to connect with church family. There are classes for all age groups beginning at 9:30 a.m. Feel free to contact me at to discover how you might connect to the church and potentially contribute your time and talents to the Lord. I look forward to hearing from you!