Yes- I know it is the end of August, not the first of January! But you don't have to look far to celebrate the start of new things around us!
Those big, yellow, traveling prayer reminders- most people call them school buses- mark the beginning of a new school year for children, families, teachers, and support personnel.
We are surrounded by plans for "new things" here at church as we work on building plans and arrangements for the transition period.
The arrival of Chris Robertson on our ministry team is not only a new beginning for him but for our fellowship as we further develop ministries with students (youth and college) and reach-out into our community.
I sense a renewed spirit of expectancy in our worship- easier experienced than described. Jesus makes all things new- get out the party favors- let's celebrate!