“And because of you, the Lord’s message has spread everywhere in those regions. Now the news of your faith in God is known all over the world,” 1 Thessalonians 1:8

At the end of August, the bell tower was lifted down by a large crane and stored on the back parking lot in order to be rebuilt. Driving down Fulton, it was strange to see the top of the building without the cupula looking over the area. Yet I was reminded that though the building was under repair, the congregation was still shining the light of the Lord. We take vows to the Lord to commit “prayers, presence, gifts, service and witness.” When followers of Jesus Christ live out these vows, lives and communities change regardless of what happens to physical structure. For instance, in the past year I have seen some of the fruit of those participating in a variety of ministries such as:

    • Sponsoring and building a Habitat for Humanity home for the Price family in West Massillon
    • Funding 64 children from foster care to Royal Family Kids Camp which we staff with people giving a week of their time
    • Distributing over 7,500 pounds of beef to needy families in Canton through Calvary Mission
    • Sending mission teams to Cincinnati and Sierra Leone
    • Helping five different generations in our congregation to know Christ and make Christ known through our fellowship and disciple making ministries
    • Celebrating God through inspirational worship experiences for five different services
    • Nurturing a variety of helping ministries such as DivorceCare, GriefShare, and Celebrate Recovery

Efforts such as these are a reminder that “the Lord’s message has spread everywhere in those regions. Now the news of your faith in God is known all over the world,”

Thank you for your commitment to the ministry of our Church. Together we can share Christ’s Light for All!

Grace and Peace,

 

Wrenn Nicodemo, Financial Support Chair                           Pastor Bryan George

 

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