Fall is a busy time for the Church. We start thinking about stewardship as we prepare our budget for next year. Thanksgiving is coming, late in November this year and then Advent and Christmas. As always we will need helpers to decorate the church for Advent, this year it will be on Saturday November 29th starting at 11:00 AM. During Advent we will focus on the real reason for Christmas and prepare ourselves to be blessed by the coming of the Christ Child.
Lynda Bell and I attended the Pacific Southwest Regional Assembly in Garden Grove. It was amazing to see so many people from around the region working together. The worship services were incredible, terrific speakers and wonderful music. And of course the Shoe Stories told by members of different churches. They shared how they had gathered shoes for the shoe project, wonderful touching and funny stories. The most incredible thing was, we collected over 20,000 pairs of shoes for the project. As one speaker said it was time for a new life for the shoes. I would be very remiss not to thank the wonderful hardworking congregation of Garden Grove church and their Pastor Mamoe Mamoe.
Let us go joyfully into the season of Fall.
Blessings to all