RENEWAL SUNDAY MARCH 4
I am calling for Sunday, March 4th, to be a day of renewal and commitment to Forsythe Church of Christ. It is a day of time change for us. Worship will begin at 10:00. Bible Classes will follow at 11:10-11:45. I believe it is crucial that we see this as a time to create a surge of renewal in our own hearts.
The Bible calls for us to have a spirit of renewal. We are to be transformed by the renewing of our minds (Romans 12:1,2). Our inner nature is being renewed day by day (2 Corinthians 4:16). We should experience renewal in the spirit of our minds (Ephesians 4:22-24). Renewal has to do with growing into the image of our Creator (Colossians 3:10). There is a renewal by the Holy Spirit (Titus 3:4-6) that we should seek to experience.
Every denomination in the United States is experiencing lackluster commitment and loss of interest. There may be many reasons for this, but I appeal to every member of this church to make March 4th the day that we swim against the cultural currents to prevail over all that the Enemy is doing to destroy the faith of Christians.
I believe that committing to the basics of life together as a church is a first step toward the greater goal, a renewal of hope and faith in our individual lives. I’m seeking the Lord in prayer for …
*A Renewal of Worship. Be present for every worship and study time. *A Renewal of Service. Ministries of this church that need your energy and strength, and new ministries to create!
*A Renewal to Give, demonstrating good stewardship and love for Jesus.
*A Renewal of Love for all people in the way that is taught by our Lord.
*A Renewal of Outreach to the lost world around us with the gospel
We have to face the reality that without the individual commitment of every member of this church, we cannot be promised that Forsythe Church of Christ will be here in the future to serve this community. I believe we have the strength and spirit to make this a banner year for our church. Our greatest goal is to glorify Jesus and lift his name high in this community. Are you in? Pray for it! Renewal!
You are invited to join us Christmas Eve morning at 10:30 for a time of worship in song, Scripture, and communion. If you do not currently have a church family we would love for you to visit with us. Forsythe Church of Christ prays for our community to have a peaceful and joyous Christmas season.
John Dobbs, Minister
Daniel Kirkendall, Associate Minister
New Wednesday Night Series!
Starting Wednesday, November 29th we will be studying Michael Frost’s excellent little book with with a big message called SURPRISE THE WORLD. (Amazon link) The subtitle of this book is: The Five Habits of Highly Missional People. This will be a great study to end our year with and to focus on a new year of outreach to our community.
Using the acronymn BELLS, Frost encourages us to embrace simple habits with big impact: Bless, Eat, Listen, Learn, and be Sent. These are ‘surprises’ to a world that is self-focused and often unaware of the joy of the Christian life.
November 29 – SURPRISING THE WORLD
December 6 – CHANGING THE WORLD ONE MEAL AT A TIME
December 13 – THE ANSWER IS ALWAYS JESUS
December 20 – Christmas Gathering
December 27 – THE SENT ONES
Everyone is invited to join us in the fellowship hall each session as we talk about how to live in such a way as to surprise the world! JD
WELCOME TO THE KIRKENDALLS!
Forsythe Church of Christ welcomes Daniel, Brooke, Haddi Beth, and Walker Kirkendall to our Family. Daniel will be serving as an Associate Minister with an emphasis on youth. They are moving here from Lagrange, Georgia, where he has served for several years working with youth and family ministry.
In Lagrange Daniel was active in coaching local community parks and recreation baseball, basketball, soccer, and softball; he has also coached High School baseball and softball. He has been a Christian camp counselor for over 17 years. Daniel has also led and participated in 21 international mission trips, particularly in Honduras, and many domestic mission projects.
Brooke loves children and in the church at Lagrange, she led children’s church weekly. She has served as a fitness instructor, been on many mission trips and to many camps with Daniel.
We are very excited to welcome the Kirkendalls to Forsythe, recognizing two important realities. First, God will work through them to bless us in ways we cannot foresee. Second, we have the privilege of blessing them as they adjust to a new church, city, school, and home. God bless us all with a new vision and renewed determination to love our parish with the love of God. JD