As we continue through another winter, although this past week was a bit spring like, I know by the time
you get this we will be back to colder weather. However winter, spring, summer or fall we just keep traveling
along in our journeys of life and faith. I am reminded of a passage from a book I read many years ago, of which I
can't remember the title or the author, that poses an interesting question about the relationship between those
journeys. The author's point was asking the reader to determine if their goal was to find a path for their
journey of faith that followed their journey of life, or find a path for the journey of life that followed their journey
of faith. Or put in another way asking, does your life guide your faith or your faith guide your life?
This maybe a question that causes some to pause and reflect when applied to the individual, but what
about when we apply the same to the journey of the church? Raising questions such as doe we even consider the
life of the church as a journey, with the goal of being to get from point A to point B or more like a comfortable
place to rest, like a rocking chair where we relax and just rock back and forth? This is just one small part of
what we will be talking about at the Leadership Seminar and Luncheon on February 19. Anyone and everyone
who is currently serving on any board or committee is invited and encouraged to attend and please let me know
if you attending so that I can get an accurate count for the food.
Another event on the horizon, is also a luncheon/workshop entitled "Parenting in Faith". The event will focus
on some of the aspects, issues and challenges of raising our children in today's world and in the community of
faith. It is for anyone raising children of any age (ladies your husband doesn't count) and would like the
opportunity to discuss and share the journey with others who find themselves in the same situation. I think
this will be fun and informative for all involved, including myself. In order to provide childcare during this time,
volunteers will be providing lunch for the children as well as a "day camp" kind of program at the church.
This event will be on Sunday March 5 from 12-3pm at the Stonehedge Country Club. Please let me know if you
are planning to attend and feel free to invite other parents you know who might be interested in attending.
Yes a couple of new items for our ministry as as always I pray that God will continue to lead and guide all
of us in these endeavors and in everything that we do.
Blessings to all, Pastor Dave