Hello Genesis Class,
We had a great start last Sunday to the "5 Practices of Fruitful Congregations" series that the church is studying together this month! We had a great turnout, and great discussion about "Radical Hospitality", and what we can/should be doing to make others feel welcome when they come into our church and/or our class. Please join us this Sunday as we continue to study this series, and contribute ideas which will be reviewed by committee as we try to make our church as useful and fruitful as it can be in our community. If you haven't been to class in a while, now would be a great time to jump back in.
Our next class social will be an After the Holidays White Elephant Gift Exchange at Jeff and Jessica's house, Saturday, January 23 starting at 7. Please let Jessica know by email if you'll be attending. I can't wait to see what I get this year! :)
We have had a mission opportunity presented to us, and would like to get a quick poll of the audience to see if we could help out. Our church is hosting an event for the community called WinterFest on Saturday, Feb 6, and needs some "Greeters" to help show the attendees where the various sessions are going on, as they arrive. The details about WinterFest can be found on the www.fumcr.com website. Here's the request that we received from the person coordinating the greeters: The date is Saturday, Feb. 6. Subject to some adjustment, the shift times are 1st) 7:45-9:15 and 2nd) 9:45-11:15.
They currently need 4-6 volunteers for each shift (they already have 8-10 others signed up, so you won't be working alone). This is another great opportunity for exposure for our class, within the church. If you could cover one or both of these shifts, please let me know via return email by tomorrow, so we can let the coordinator know if our class can help them out.
Hope to see you all Sunday morning, and please let me know if you can help with WinterFest...