Dear Church Family,
Someone once said, “God didn’t put a hand on your wrist so your wrist could look good. He didn’t put a foot on your ankle just so you could have something dangling. Every part of you was prescribed to accomplish a function. A nonfunctioning, noncontributing body part is something that you would have checked by a doctor, ‘cause something is wrong.’” It is a blessing when each part of the body works like it is meant to work. In a similar way, the church and the community where it’s located are blessed when the parts of the body of Christ work like they are meant to work.
3 For by the grace given to me I say to everyone among you not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think with sober judgment, each according to the measure of faith that God has assigned. 4 For as in one body we have many members, and the members do not all have the same function, 5 so we, though many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another. 6 Having gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, let us use them: if prophecy, in proportion to our faith; 7 if service, in our serving; the one who teaches, in his teaching; 8 the one who exhorts, in his exhortation; the one who contributes, in generosity; the one who leads, with zeal; the one who does acts of mercy, with cheerfulness.
I’m reminding you of this truth because this summer we will have many opportunities for you to serve. There will be many ways that you will be able to contribute to the mission of the church. During the month of June we are offering a summer camp each week for children. The first week we will be offering a music and drama camp. The second week we will be hosting two backyard Bible camps in two nearby neighborhoods. The third week we will be offering a creativity and construction camp. The last week we will be offering our Vacation Bible School.
In order to offer these mission opportunities we are going to need your help! We need people that will lead small group Bible studies. We need people that will help with refreshments. We need people that will help with recreation. We need people that will help with music, drama, set design, costume design, painting, games, and more! We need you!
All of these camps will take place Monday through Friday between 9am and 12pm. If you would like to help please contact the point person for each week and let them know what you would like to do. Here is who you need to talk to for each week.
Week 1 - Music & Drama Camp - Point Person: Nathaniel Bruner
Week 2 - Backyard Bible Camp - Point Person: Jonathan Beaufort
Week 3 - Creativity & Construction Camp - Point Person: Ron Jones
Week 4 - Vacation Bible School - Point Person: Abbey Sandifer
Also, I want you to invite children that you know that don’t attend a local church to attend one or more of these camps. Each camp will be fun and Christ-centered. Lastly, join with me in praying and asking God to raise up volunteers and children to attend these camps. Let’s pray that God uses these camps in a mighty way in the lives of both the children and the families they represent!
Pastor Ron Jones