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Dawn’s Ditties
   
Looking back at 2018 has left me with mixed feelings.  The church has grown.  We have accepted 10 new members and baptized four.  We have lost some folks to death, moves and other challenges.  We are both excited in our ministries but complacent in showing up at times.  We will have a day of a fuller church interspersed with days of barely there.  So, my emotions range.  It’s not always about quantity but quality.  But when I look at 2018, I see many successes.

Growth in the church

New roof

The success of the Senior Lunches

The success of Cook n Play Summer Program

Continues success of the YAK (Young Adult Court) Program

Center for Spiritual Living renting from us

Growth in Coffee and Conversation

Continued partnership with the Helping Hands Food Ministry

The success of Trunk or Treat

Painting the Foyer

Live Streaming Sermons

We tried some programs and found that they did not fit in at this time (i.e. Proverbs Cooking Program).
So now we look ahead to 2019. What do we want to see? Some of my wishlist items are:

15% growth and sustainment

Growth in Sunday Fun Club (children’s Sunday School)

More Families

Prayer Meetings weekly

Playground

Kick Afterschool Program Starting

More outreach programs and opportunities

What are some of your dreams and goals?  Let’s start sharing those together.

Blessings and prayer,
Pastor Dawn Marie
  
  
  
  
  
  
Tithing Humor

HUMOR - TITHING JOKE: Two men were marooned on an Island. One man paced back and forth worried and scared while the other man sat back and was sunning himself.  The first man said to the second man, "aren’t you afraid we are about to die." "No," said the second man, "I make $100,000 a week and tithe faithfully to my church every week. My Pastor will find me."   


WAS THE CHURCH SERVICE WORTH A DOLLAR?: I like the old story about the guy who came to church with his family. As they were driving home afterward, he was complaining about everything. He said, “The music was too loud. The sermon was too long. The announcements were unclear. The building was hot. The people were unfriendly.” He went on and on, complaining about virtually everything. Finally, his very observant son said, “Dad, you’ve got to admit it wasn’t a bad show for just a dollar.”
  
    
    
  The Board did not meet in December. Next board meeting on January 15 at 7 p.m. This meeting is open to anyone who would like to attend.