What I really love about today is that there are so many people here on this special day who have played a part in the building up of our church.
Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. And as you know, there are all kinds of cards that you can buy for that special person in your life.
When we serve as “Isaiah’s” for each other in helping to remove our blind spots, it’s important for us to do this in a way that is loving and Christlike.
Share how your small group members can be “Isaiah’s” for each other in a loving and Christlike way.
[The youth offered a message on the beatitudes with the help of the puppet, “Charlotte.” Emily and Sophie explained the meaning of the beatitudes by giving examples of how they can help us feel closer to God as we live out our faith.]
Loving God, what would we do without our wonderful youth? They serve as worship leaders, participate in our music ministry, share in our Holy Hands Puppeteer ministry, teach classes, help with our Athens First Saturday outreach, and offer their time and gifts that help us live out our mission of making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of our community and world.
[Our Chancel Choir hosted a fun Cabaret Music event at our church this past Saturday evening. Several of the songs were from the Charlie Brown musical. Toward the end of the program, the choir presented me with this Charlie Brown football that was signed by our choir members. It is now in my office as a reminder that we have a wonderful music program and in addition to our Sunday worship services, we are also a church that likes to offer these other creative ways like Cabaret to reach our community with God’s love.]
You can see where you can sign your name to attend the party. By signing it, it’s your way of saying, “Yes, Jesus. I want to follow you.” Take this home with you and let it be a reminder of the invitation Jesus extends to you today.