I hope you are doing well this Friday morning and are enjoying your morning cup of coffee as much as I am... what a difference a week makes!
All week long I have been hanging onto the words of the 23rd Psalm. I've been praying for God to be near me, and to offer comfort and guidance throughout each daily interaction I had. I have also prayed that God would lead me so that I might grow to become a shepherd to those around me, just as a shepherd cares for their sheep. I hope you have been thinking about the 23rd Psalm this week as well.
This weekend in worship we'll be continuing our focus on David by turning to one of David's most notable encounters: a battle against a giant named Goliath. We'll learn of David's heroics as both a warrior and leader. I hope you'll invite friends and join us.
Also, as a side note, we only have a few spots remaining for our Dinners for 8 gatherings. I anticipate that all of our dinners will be full before the weekend's over, so please be sure to sign up this weekend, if you want to connect within the community over dinner.
In addition to worship this weekend, on Saturday, RezDowntowners will be participating in Christmas in October, working together to rehab four homes on the East Side of the city. It is so awesome to think about the kind of transformation that happens through a project like CIO – not just through our participation but through the cumulative impact of hundreds of volunteers (from all across the metro) coming together to make a difference.
This week we also had a chance to kick-off our She Reads Truth women's study with great momentum, and we also hosted a phenomenal Fall Family Chili Cook-off! It was so cool to have so many people come out on a Thursday night for a chili competition, family fun activities and some great community life together.
With all that is happening inside of this community there's a lot to look forward to as well.
These church-wide committees are seeking candidates to serve beginning in 2019:
Refer someone you know, or indicate your interest in serving by visiting cor.org/committees.
Our Annual Volunteer Celebration is next week! Wednesday, Oct. 17, 6:30 - 7:30 pm at 1522 McGee. Join us as we celebrate our current volunteers and welcome our new ones! Volunteers make Resurrection Downtown run and the staff would like to take an evening to say “Thank You.” You can register for the event HERE and contact Shannon.Endicott@cor.org with any other questions.
You shouldn’t have to put your life on hold simply because you’re single, yet loneliness is an epidemic in America. Join us for dinner and discussion with Licensed Therapist Justin Bastin, Care Minister Michelle Keller, and Pastor Anne Williams to acknowledge the realities of being single in a coupled world, and receive practical tips for enjoying the abundant life God wants for you. Friday, Oct. 19, 6:30 – 9 pm at 1601 Grand. Register here!
Kids are encouraged to wear their costumes to church and trick or treat in the 1601 Grand parking lot after the 9 am & 10:45 am worship services on Sunday, Oct. 28! Would you be willing to offer your trunk as a candy station or simply donate candy? If so, please contact Shannon Endicott or Kelly Sisney.
Friends, I am so privileged to serve this congregation and I cannot wait to see where God leads us into the future. Have a great and God-filled Friday!
With Grace, Peace and God's Holy Adventure,
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