Just a few things to look forward to:
Advent – The Genesis sermon series will come to a close this Sunday, November 20th. After Thanksgiving we will begin keeping the weeks of Advent. This is a time of preparation for the advent, or appearing, of Jesus that we celebrate on Christmas day. Advent takes place over the four Sundays leading up to Christmas which will also be on Sunday this year. (So will Epiphany in January.)
Communion – We take communion, The Lord’s Supper, on every 5th Sunday. Normally that’s a short ritual we tack on to the end of regular service. At least once a year I like to have a worship service dedicated to what we are doing in the communion service. That will be at the end of January on Sunday the 29th.
The BIG Invite – Expect to hear more about this event in the coming months. There are 7.1 million lost people in Georgia. On average, each church member invites 2 people to church annually. 82% of unchurched people say they would consider going if they were personally invited to something specific. The BIG Invite is an initiative to invite 1 million families to attend an Easter church service this year. There are strategies (marketing campaigns) that churches can use to make this happen but we need to start now. Let us pray, plan, mobilize and then expect record breaking attendance next Easter.