From the Pastor's Desk

September 2018

YOU BELONG HERE

The Church isn’t for the elite.  It’s not for the perfect.  It’s for all of us—a place to find friendship and purpose, where we can meet Jesus, and rally around each other.

 

“For where two or three gather in My Name, there am I with them.”  ~ Jesus  (Matthew 18:20)

 

Over 2,000 years ago, 12 young men left everything to follow a promise, placing their entire future on a foundation of hope.  That foundation was JESUS, and their future was the CHURCH.

 

Church is not a building; it’s a people.  It’s where millions of people throughout the ages have come to find community, rest, peace, and redemption through Jesus.  All are welcome!  “The Church is the Church only when it exists for others” ~ Dietrich Bonhoeffer

 

The declaration of the Church has always been that we are in need, and Jesus is the source of our life. This compels us to follow Jesus on His mission to care for the poor, serve the hopeless, and meet the world with the same mercy and grace we have freely received.

 

For two millennia, the Church has been the hub of activity and friendship around shared purpose and vision.  It is a place where people can find Love, Acceptance, Forgiveness and Meaning.

 

The Church is not a building.  It is a gathering of people brought together to experience God’s love and purpose.  God designed the Church just for YOU. 

YOU belong here.

 

“You are members of God’s very own family, citizens of God’s country, and YOU BELONG in God’s household

with every other Christian.”  Eph. 2:19b (LB)

 

Pastors Jon & Sheri Burnaman