Imagine an event where government, church, individuals, organizations, and local businesses all collaborated to love and spoil people needing some recognition. Seems a bit far-fetched, doesn’t it? That dream was reality at Pulpit Rock Church a few weeks ago. In December, Pulpit Rock was honored to host the DHS Kinship Family Celebration.
The story of God can be found in the stories of His people.
At Pulpit Rock, we are always trying to live out the new command of Christ to love as he loved us. And we walk that out with the question: What does love require? One area that we have been far too silent on with that question is: What does love require for our church to love LGBT people?
Last weekend was our middle school winter retreat, Snowbound. Our students dressed as hippies for the annual church-on-church Muck War, tested their courage on the high ropes swing (The Screamer), faced off with multiple inflatable games, consumed huge amounts of food and hot chocolate, learned about King David and worshiped Jesus together.
Several teams from Pulpit Rock serve meals at the Salvation Army shelter every month: “Our small group wanted to find a way to serve, and providing a meal for Salvation Army fit perfectly. We are able to bring our families to serve and grow together. We have enjoyed doing this for over ten years.”
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...