October 7, 2022

A beautiful fall weekend to be together

by David Alexander

Thoughts from David Alexander

Dear First Family,

As we continue our journey this fall through the Sermon on the Mount, this weekend we will turn to chapter 6 of the Gospel of Matthew. As Jesus continues this extensive teaching, we will be focusing on his response to one of the questions we have probably asked at some point in our journey of faith,

How should we pray?

During what promises to be a beautiful fall weekend, I hope you will be a part of one of our weekend worship gatherings, Saturday Night at 6pm or Sunday morning at 9:30am or 11am.

Whether you are looking for some fall decorations or to take some family pictures in the patch, we would love for you to also stop by our Pumpkin Patch this weekend. We’ve had such a great start this year that MORE PUMPKINS ARE COMING! If you want to serve alongside our students and unload this second shipment, that will take place at 12:30pm on Sunday.

If you would like more information about our Pumpkin Patch, you can visit our website or email our student ministry staff.

Remember 100% of the proceeds from our Pumpkin go right back into our local community through the mission work our students do each year!

Sunday afternoon at 3pm we will also be having our sixth Town Hall. We have already had almost 800 participate in one of these gatherings which are focused on providing a time of education and dialogue during our season of discernment. I have been encouraged to hear from so many how helpful these gatherings have been in providing clarity and calm in advance of our Church Conference on November 13th at 2pm.

If you have not yet been able to participate, I hope you will join me this Sunday at 3pm or at one of the final three remaining Town Hall dates listed here. All our Town Halls will be in our sanctuary.

Monday, October 10th at 6:30pm
Sunday, October 16th at 5pm
Tuesday, October 18th at 6:30pm

Finally, at 7pm this Sunday Night, we will be hosting a concert from the Mansfield Philharmonic Orchestra. This free concert marks the beginning of their 22-23 Concert series entitled “Orchestral Colors and Expressions.” We are grateful to these community partners who are a wonderful gift to our congregation and our community.

I look forward to seeing you this weekend!
Pastor David

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