I bring you greetings as we send out another edition of The Roberta Reporter.
My heart has been moved at the way the church has stepped up during unsettling times to retire the remainder of the $185,000 debt on the renovations to the property. We are planning a note-burning service for Sunday, October 18 (hopefully in the sanctuary)! Do remember that we continue our Building Fund campaign through the end of August to replenish the fund in anticipation of future projects. We still have our “Can In Each Hand” Donor Challenge through Sunday, August 23. That means that for every dollar given during this period, it will be matched by a generous donor up to a certain amount in the thousands of dollars.
Beginning this Sunday, July 26, I am starting a series of messages on 1 John. This is an amazing letter, written by the aged Apostle John, on how to know God in a personal way and experience a life free from sin’s tyranny--a life filled with love and protected from heresy.
We have a couple of weeks left in our Wednesday study through Paul’s letter to the Philippian church. Our next study will be centered around a book entitled, Healing for Damaged Emotions by the late Dr. David A. Seamands. Dr. Seamands was the former president of Asbury College in Wilmore, Kentucky. This book is still regarded as a classic in the area of inner healing. A book is not required, but you are welcome to purchase a copy. Classes will be offered each Wednesday at 3:00 PM and 6:00 PM. The 6:00 PM session will still be live-streamed on Facebook.
Finally, COVID-19 continues to be real in our world. We are still awaiting word from the Western North Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church on when we can fully reopen. We will continue to hold our Sunday morning drive-in worship services at 9:00 AM in the parking lot until further notice. Please be patient with us knowing that we are putting your health and safety at the forefront of our decisions. In case of inclement weather, we will try our best to notify you of any worship schedule changes. If it is impossible to have our service outside, we will live stream on Facebook from the sanctuary.
Continue to support and pray for one another.
In Christian Love,