God is doing some amazing things for us! We have met in our new building for 5 weeks now. It is great to have our own place, but it sure has been a lot of work to get things ready.
First, here is a picture of our worship service from this past Sunday. I asked Dave Burch to preach. He did a great job teaching us how Christmas-the appearing of God our Savior-is the basis for all true godliness.
God brought us 8 first-time visitors! I would say we average 4 visitors each Sunday though there have been several weeks with no visitors.
The room that you see us meeting in is the Fellowship Hall. We have permission from the city to put 166 people in there. We decided not to meet in the auditorium for a couple reasons: (1) it is huge. It seats about 450, and that makes a group of 50 people feel really small. (2) it costs a lot to heat the auditorium.
I hope to give more frequent updates on this blog, so keep checking back. I have a lot to tell you – way too much for one blog post!
I want to leave you with a prayer request. Please pray for our Christmas Eve service. We will probably have many unbelievers. Pray that we give them a warm welcome. Pray for me as I give the Christmas message which explains the gospel. Pray for God to change hearts for His glory!