Dear Church Family,
I am writing this article during the final days of our fabulous Vacation Bible School! What I’m reminded of is the importance of our outreach to children here at North Central. Our leadership takes very seriously the quality of the ministry that we provide to children and preschoolers. I’m so thankful for Allison Harris and the leadership teams throughout the Preschool and Children’s ministries. These folks all carry out ministry which is Jesus centered, desiring that every child have a Bible based foundation for their lives. Thank you to all of wonderful Preschool and Children’s leadership who volunteered for VBS!
Please be praying for our Youth Camp next week, August 1-4 at beautiful Lake Swan Camp in Melrose, Florida. We have our largest number of students going to camp since I’ve been taking them. We have amazing speakers and counselors; quality adults who will pour their lives into the students. Our theme is “Abide” as found in John 15:4-5. Would you please commit to praying for our camp?
Don’t miss Sunday nights in August! On August 7, we will have a Missions Report Back night—highlighting all of the Missions opportunities we’ve had since the spring. We will hear reports from groups traveling to East Asia, Germany, Jamaica, San Francisco, and many more places.
August 14th is a covered Dish fellowship for our entire church family at 5pm! We will have prayer for our children and teachers who will begin school the next morning. We will start promptly at 5pm with a blessing for the food and prayer for those who begin school the next morning. Our Gym will be open for recreation and fellowship so folks can stay as long as they want. You will be able to eat and get home early for bed for the kids going off to school the next morning if you desire. This will help our families get to bed early for the start of school.
We look forward to our College students returning for classes to begin on August 22nd. We will start our AWANA ministry back on August 17 with dinner at 5pm! What a wonderful fall we will have!
It is a joy to be your Pastor!
Love in Jesus,