NEWS and UPDATES from our CHURCH
FROM THE PASTOR
This is the first February in quite a few years in which Lent does not begin. My calendar looks unusually bare. I drew a heart on the 14th, but other than that, just the regular Bible study dates are marked – except for the 12th and the 25th.
On Sunday, February 12th, directly following worship, we will have our annual meeting. As a part of that meeting we will be looking back over the past year and our ministries together and looking ahead to what the next year will bring. In addition, we will be voting on whether or not to accept a church covenant (see below*). Part of being a church member is participating in its governance – this is what makes us Congregational. The congregation leads. Please make every effort to attend this meeting.
The second date is bittersweet. On Saturday, February 25th at 1:00 we will have a celebration of the life of Don Gordon. It was Don’s express wish that we not have a memorial service, but a real celebration of life – the life here and the life in eternity. So the service will have a definite sound of joy to it. For those of us who knew and loved Don, it is most appropriate. A reception will follow in our Gathering Room.
When I think about it, these two dates ought to have hearts on them, too -- for the work of this congregation and for the celebration of a great friend’s life. I’m going to draw them in right now.
*Proposed Covenant of the Mohegan Congregational Church
We freely covenant with the Lord our God and with one another to bind ourselves together as a congregation anywhere we are gathered. Uniquely individual in our faith, we are called together to be one in the Church of Jesus Christ.
We understand the Bible reveals God’s truth and light to us in different ways and respecting each other’s Biblical revelations, we seek to use the Bible as our guide.
We covenant to watch over
one another in Christian love, grace and mutual care. We endeavor to walk together, keeping before
us the command to love the Lord our God with all our heart, soul, strength and
mind, and to love our neighbors as ourselves.
The annual meeting will be held on Sunday, February 12th directly following worship. We will vote on a new slate of leadership, vote on accepting a new Covenant which was sent out to all in the church in the fall, to hear reports from the church and to attend to any other business. All members are encouraged to attend. All are invited!
BELIEVE: Living the Story of the Bible to Become Like Jesus
the second Wednesday of each month at 7:00.
RAY VANDER LAAN SERIES
The fourth Wednesday of each month at 7:00 we will be using these DVDs as focus. We begin with “God Heard Their Cry” learning about the Hebrew people, their culture and their history in Egypt and during the Exodus. Perfect for both history buffs and Bible study friends.
A word from Martin Churchmouse
February is a short month. It is special because it has Valentine’s Day right in the middle. A great day to say “I Love You” to family, friends, Churchmice and especially to God. ~Martin
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