Well we had an awesome Sunday! It was a great ending to our “One Month to Live” series. We talked about Leaving Boldly. Everyone wants to leave a legacy, to make their life count. However, many times we get wrapped up in “building sandcastles” – spending our time on stuff that doesn’t last, that’s not eternal. Three things that do last however are our convictions, our character, and community. Being a beach town, everyone really seemed to relate to the sandcastle illustration. And everyone really liked the body building illustration as well.
Overall, this was a really good series. Lots of positive feedback. Lots of synergy when we all read something and think through something together. Next time we will also push the study to our small groups as well and make it more of a church wide campaign – Sunday morning, daily reading, and Small Groups. In our Creative Team planning meeting, this was probably the series that generated the least excitement. But it was just something that I felt God was leading us to do – which is always the way to go. And now I see how it leads right into our next series, “Words from the Cross.” We’ve been talking for a month now about what we would do if we knew we only have one month to live. And now we’re going to be hearing from Jesus exactly what He said when He was dying on the cross for our sins.
Our attendance was back up on Sunday – 161 between the two services. We had lots of 1st Time Guests and return guests. But you know what? We had a bunch of our regular people not there. I think we can easily hit 175 before Easter! In fact, let’s go for it! We kick off a brand new series. It’s going to be very powerful. Invite your friends. Get them here. And help us out with contact work. If you haven’t seen someone in church lately, give them a call and get them here. Let’s do this!
Everyone is starting to get more and more excited about our Easter Egg Drop and starting to sign up to volunteer. We still need more volunteers and more candy filled, taped eggs. In fact, we’re having an egg stuffing, taping party on Wednesday, March 4th at 7PM at the church. Bring your eggs, candy, and come join us! We need all Egg Drop volunteers at our next FUEL meeting, Saturday, March 7th, 10AM. Keep spreading the word, take home some flyers and pass them out at schools, daycares, teams, neighborhoods, etc. Spread the word on your Myspace, Facebook, Blog, Twitter, etc.
Oh and guess what? It looks like Wal-Mart and Nintendo will be giving us grants to help sponsor the event! That’s right – Wal-Mart and Nintendo! Melanie you are “da donation collecting bomb!”
Our Worship Team continues to do an awesome job each Sunday. The Wes/Daniel combination is off the hook! Janet had some new people observing in Promiseland on Sunday. We still need more volunteers in all areas of Promiseland. Sign up on your Connect Card and we will contact you.