Time to Celebrate


I wanted to take a moment to lift up our incredible Celebration Sunday event last weekend.

Between the powerful worship experiences and the festive meals we shared with one another, it was a touching reminder of what I love about our church. I am utterly confident that people connected with God and with one another in a real way, and I’m sure that we all are grateful to call this our church home. We had over one hundred more people join us for this special Sunday than we did last year!

A Sunday like that doesn’t happen on its own, however, and I wanted to particularly recognize the efforts of our music ministry team and groups, who put together an impressive musical program for us to enjoy. And of course, I am incredibly thankful for our welcome ministry team, who organized our “neighborhood feast” down in the Fellowship Center. Finally, I’d like to thank all of the people who participated in small (but important!) ways – as ushers, greeters, parking lot attendants, cooks, and much more. What a wonderful testament to the work we can accomplish when we work with one another.

This week we’re going to be popping the hood on our new worship series, “Tune-Up”. Like the engine in our cars, our faith requires certain components to operate correctly. We’ll be looking at what we can do to regularly maintain (and sometimes fix) the spiritual components in our lives. This is a series that I am proud of, and one that you surely won’t want to miss.

I hope to see you all at church this weekend. It’ll be good for us to spend some time together.

P.S. Check out our YouTube Channel to watch a video featuring me (Pastor Christopher) introducing theTune-Up series, and share it with someone who may need a tune-up this fall. It’s also World Communion Sunday on Sunday, October 7. Celebrate communion with others all over the world and give to empower young leaders to change the world. Read more.

Christopher Wurpts
Associate Pastor of Modern Worship and Discipleship
602-840-8360, ext. 130

Dave Summers
Senior Pastor
Office: 602-840-8360 Ext 131

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