Dean Brown led our class today about trusting God and how important struggles are in our lives. Just like Peter failed at times, we too have failures; however, God is always there and has a plan for us. He was the teacher for a previous Genesis class and was so excited that we have formed such a great group.
Howard Kennedy gave a presentation about Neighborhood Service Council and all of the wonderful things they do for Children after school and during the summers. It sounds like there are lots of opportunities for service with the organization that do not necessarily require a lot of time or commitment. Brad M. will be emailing one of the coordinators to get more specifics.
Rev. Fred Trevino explained to the class what he needs regarding 6 guys to carry the cross in and out of the Palm Sunday service next Sunday. He needs you to be there at 6pm. You can stay after class next Sunday and practice at noon or practice at 6pm while the choir practices. They won’t allow people into the sanctuary until 6:20pm so there will be some time. We have 5 guys that are willing to help (Brad S., Heath, Brad M., Jared, Daniel). We need one more. He said it doesn’t have to be guys so if we don’t have another that can volunteer we can use a female volunteer.
Teaching: Kristin is now our teaching coordinator for the second quarter. We need to know if anyone is planning on being in class on Easter. Last year we did not have class. Please let me know ASAP. Rev. Debra Hobbs-Mason has agreed to come talk to the class about the structure of FUMCR and how we can be involved, etc.
Social: I heard that Game Night was a lot of fun last night! Thanks to Eric and KJ for hosting!
Missions: We will be participating in Amigos Days Saturday, April 17. More details to come from Brad on where to meet and what time.
Hospitality: We had a new couple visit last week. I look forward to meeting with them, and Brad S. will be touching base with them.
Joys and Concerns:
-Heath’s studio leader’s father passed away this week. He recently lost his mother as well.
-Hayley’s grandmother was diagnosed with rectal and thyroid cancer while they were on their honeymoon. She has begun treatment. She also lost her husband this year.
-My sister has been trying to get pregnant for about 2 years. She is not saying much about it yet, but is about 6 weeks pregnant.