This is a great time of year and a great time in the life of Evident Church! I'm excited to be sharing a few things with you...
1) If you weren't able to be at Evident this past Sunday (Dec 6), please take a few minutes to listen to this audio clip from during the service (Evident Updates - 12/6/2009). In it, Matt and I share some very important information regarding Evident and Matt & Katie's transition. You can also read more at www.voxchurch.tv. We will be having a celebration and commissioning for Matt & Katie Sunday, December 20 during the morning service.
2) Evident is doing a lot of great things this holiday season to help others. First, I'd encourage you to listen to this message from Sunday to hear more about it (www.EvidentChurch.com click on "media", click to open message player, "Light Up the World" 12/06/2009), but second here's a quick snapshot.
- We've established a Benevolent Fund at Evident that you can give to that will be set aside to help anyone in need.
- The rest of December we'll be collecting food, clothing, and toys that we will give to families at Evident or in the community that need encouragement this Christmas season (if you are aware of anyone in need please let us know firstname.lastname@example.org).
- We're working with Orchards Community Church in Romeo, MI and planning a time to serve at Detroit Rescue Mission (Dec 22, around 1pm, more details will be coming).
- God has also begun laying a burden on my heart to do something through this organization. As I shared it with the church on Sunday, my goal was to just express my heart and then receive your feedback. So far, I've had a lot of very positive feedback and would still love to hear from you!
3) This coming Sunday we're going to be celebrating baptisms! Join us Sunday, December 13, 10am, at Seneca Middle School for this baptism celebration! We'll also be kicking off a great new teaching series through the book of Matthew (desktop wallpaper attached).