What a great Christmas season! It was a joy to celebrate the gift of our Savior Jesus with many from our church and community.
I want to thank everyone who brought friends and neighbors to join us for worship, because it was a record-setting 12/23 and 12/24. Here’s what happened those nights:
1120 people joined us for worship. And… we gave away the entire Christmas offering!
It was an amazing couple nights. I had many guests and regular worshipers tell me how moved they were that our church gave away the entire offering to feed hungry kids.
God led us to that decision a couple months ago… and I’m so glad our leaders took a step of faith. This Sunday we will present a check to Feed My Starving Children (www.fmsc.org), and I’d love to have you join us as we reveal how much was given!
Future Forum this Friday
We also can celebrate as a church because on December 29, the purchase of the office building was completed. We went into escrow on December 3, so it only took 26 days to close. For those of you who work with commercial real estate, you know that was a Christmas miracle!
This Friday we will host a special Future Forum. I want to invite you to participate as we share about the office relocation and our ministry presence in Verrado and the West Valley in 2016:
Our leaders are working hard behind the scenes, and we look forward to sharing some updates about Summit’s future ministry expansion.
New Series Begins
The media team did a great job with the opening video, and I was encouraged by people’s desire to learn more about the Holy Spirit. If you couldn’t be with us on Sunday, you can watch it here.
Come and invite others you know to join us for worship this week. My prayer is that this series will help people grow in faith, trust God’s promises and embrace 2016 with the courage only the Holy Spirit can provide!
Yours in Christ,
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope
by the power of the Holy Spirit. (Romans 15:13)