12/8/2017

What a fun week to see our church reach beyond our walls and make a difference!

The “Snow Summit” event we hosted on Saturday night in the community had huge lines of families wanting to play in the snow.

While our volunteer team hosted the kids taking their turn, others from Summit handed out Christmas invitations to join us for worship. It opened the door for some great conversations, so pray that many families connect with Jesus and our church this month!

The Joy of Giving initiative this past Sunday also has a strong response! People at Summit donated a mountain of new toys, diapers, clothes and $3,235 in gift cards to help at-risk kids and students this Christmas season.

Because of your generosity (and other community donations), we’ll be able to bless a couple thousand local kids and families!

 

In Luke 2:10-11, an angel appeared to the shepherds and said to them: 

 Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord.”

The joy of Jesus that first Christmas continues to echo in our world today! His presence among us reveals the wonder of God’s love and moves us to love our neighbors.

Jesus’ ministry met both spiritual and physical needs. He proclaimed the good news of salvation–and also responded in miraculous ways to address hunger, brokenness and a need for healing. Lives were transformed when Jesus reached out to bring hope.

As the church and God’s people today, he calls us to make a difference in both ways as well!

So along with the angels, let’s make the most of this time to help point people to Jesus this Christmas season. The next couple weeks are a fantastic time to invite friends, neighbors and family as we celebrate our Savior’s birth.

We’ll have four identical services at Summit on Dec. 23rd & 24th at 4:30 & 6:00pm.  Each of them are an opportunity to encourage individuals and families with the good news that Jesus still brings joy and hope into our lives today!

I’m grateful that we’re a church that is willing to “reach the world for Jesus, one life at a time.”  Thanks for bringing people with you and for spreading the word wherever the Holy Spirit gives you the opportunity.

God’s blessings to you and your loved ones in the last few weeks of the year. Thanks for being a part of what Jesus is doing in and through our church!Yours in Christ,

Pastor Nate

P.S.  I’m excited to continue our Finding Wonder series this week with a message from Luke 1:26-45 called “Unexpected Favor.” See you Sunday!

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