The Grace Note - January 2014
As we pack away Christmas and begin the New Year, January comes with new expectations and excitement. We live in a society that is fascinated by new gadgets, new goals, vacations and the opportunities that are completely new in the next 12 months. I am particularly excited as we look forward to 2014 and the many exciting events we will have here at FBC.
This year, we will get to hear two wonderful choirs as we will host the Young Africans Choir in February and The Moody Bible Chorale from Chicago in March. As well, we will have many other concerts from groups around our city that you won’t want to miss! These special events will be great opportunities to experience something new and possibly create opportunities to engage our community around us.
Also, 2014 marks a significant year in our church as we celebrate the rich history and faithfulness of God who has sustained our church for 140 years. We will celebrate together on September 21st, and I am excited to be together with our church family in this celebration. The choir will also be participating in singing and hosting the Festival of Freedom on July 4th. The year will again finish with another wonderful Christmas as First presentation.
Amid all of the many things going on this year, it is my prayer that God continues to use us in powerful and new ways. With the many worship services, programs and presentations that our church will open our doors to this year, I pray that we do not miss the call Christ gives us to be more like Him in all that we do. Let us strive each day of this New Year to be renewed and made more in the image of Christ.
“I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.” – Romans 12:1-2
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