Mark’s Remarks

We have had good participation in the ministry meetings so far and have the opportunity to share in two more ministries this morning (beginning approximately 10 minutes following the dismissal of the morning assembly). For those interested in benevolence, you will be meeting in the front of the auditorium. For those interested in Lads to Leaders, we will meet downstairs. If you are interested in both, please go to one of the meetings and then contact the facilitator of the other meeting (Mike Ewing for benevolence and Mark Johnson for L2L).

The L2L meeting will include the following agenda items. First, for those who have participated in L2L events this year (Year-Round Bible Reading, Centurion of Scripture, and Song Leading), please let me know: 1) who completed any of the events and 2) for those who completed events, let me know if you desire to be recognized in the L2L convention program. Second, we will discuss the events that we desire to participate in for 2019. Third, information for the 2019 Convention will be made available. Finally, I will be inquiring about who desires to participate in the 2019 Convention (as a judge, observer, etc.).

The Wisdom and the Road to Character Seminar with Dr. Dave Bland from the Harding School of Theology (Memphis, TN) is January 19-20, 2019. Most of our Seminar postcards have disappeared! There are a few left (so pick some up for yourself and to distribute to others). We also now have fliers available in the foyer. I hope you have already made plans to participate. We have contacted numerous other congregations about the seminar and hope that they will attend the Seminar.

I am super excited about moving the Sunday PM meeting time from 6:00 PM to 1:00 PM, beginning next Sunday (January 6, 2019). I think it will be beneficial for all. We hope this will increase participation in the PM assembly. Some of us are already talking about bringing simple meals (lasagna, baked potatoes, crock pots, etc.) to eat at the building between meetings. The time change for the PM meeting is on a trial basis, for January through March.

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