Last year we set out on a daring and risky undertaking. The goal for our 2018 Christmas Offering, Venture, was our largest offering goal by a long shot. And true to form, you jumped in with both feet and blew us away with your generosity. Thank you for your hearts, your trust and your faithfulness.
Klista Bomberger heard of a need in her school and came up with an amazing and super inspiring way to meet it: “I was blown away by the number for families that stepped up and took children off the tree. It is so easy to get caught up in the negativity of the world and forget that God is good and he created goodness, love and kindness.”
This is the beautiful story of some women of Pulpit Rock Church heard about a need, were moved to act and gave a beautiful gift to women in our city struggling with homelessness.
Christians facing death, or any changes in life, can have peace. There is a God who always has something good waiting for us around the next bend, even on the other side of death. Having that peace is what makes us different.
Advent celebrates the sending of Jesus Christ. He who has been sent will also be sent again to redeem all things. This One who was sent to us also sends us. He came to bring light to the world and sends us not to curse the darkness but to join Him in lighting candles along our way.
This December 30, our church will again practice the rhythm of taking a Sabbath rest on Sunday morning. This means no services or programs. The heart behind this is to give the gift of space and rest to all of our people, to help us be open to new ways God would like to connect with us. So what could you do on this Sunday morning? Let me make three suggestions…
R.J. and Lauren Canales recently stepped out into a new adventure with the Navigators: “We could stay stable in our current jobs, knowing God is in control, but we could also take a step of faith to step into gift-income, knowing God is still in control.”
At Pulpit Rock Church, we want to not only love on our Military community, but be a launch pad for ministers that are regularly sent to other parts of the nation, world and even conflicted areas plagued by war and lacking access to the Good News of Jesus Christ.
We are within striking distance of being debt free as a church! We are really excited about that, and would love to accelerate our current plan so we can free up more money for more missional ventures.
On hope and doubt and waiting. A spoken word.