MID-WEEK MESSAGE 1/3
Happy new year, everyone! I hope you enjoyed hearing from Rev. Joe Walker last Sunday, December 31, as he helped us to kick off 2018 by thinking more about trusting God. Joe read from two sections of Mark 6 on Sunday, but I thought you might want to read the entire chapter. Check it out here. If you missed the sermon or want to share it with a friend, you can find it online at www.skycrest.net/resources
Exciting news, our sermons are now also available via podcast on iTunes. Just head to our website, click on sermons, and click on “listen in iTunes”. If podcasting isn’t for you, no worries, sermons will continue to be available on the website as well.
Next Sunday, January 7th, I’ll be back preaching and our new series for January is called “When Christians Disagree.” I’ll be looking at issues that Christians tend to argue about, in which both sides use Scripture to support their point. It will help us think about how we use the Bible to formulate our opinions, and how we can disagree while still loving one another.
Join us at either service, 9:45 a.m. or 11 a.m. This is also a great time to get your kids back into SkyKids (age 4 through 5th grade), as they’ll be back in full swing this Sunday at 11 a.m. as well.
Skycrest member Sue Bissell passed away last week. There will be a service in celebration of her life on Sunday, January 7 at 2:00 p.m. at Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home, with visitation an hour beforehand.
If you made a 2018 resolution about getting your finances in order, this is a great time to join a Financial Peace University group. FPU is available at many local churches or online. www.daveramsey.com/fpu
Confirmation class for 5th through 8th graders begins Sunday, January 21 from 5 p.m.-6 p.m. The cost is $100 and will include a retreat at Warren Willis Camp. Students will be confirmed March 11 as adult members of our church!
Maternity Leave– our newest son is due to arrive on April 22nd. This is 3 weeks after Easter. I plan to keep working as close to my due date as possible. After Jackson is born, I’ll be out for 8 weeks, with a team of our awesome retired pastors covering preaching, visits, and other needs in my absence. Our staff and volunteers will keep our ministries running throughout that time! I plan to be back to work full-time in mid-June. As it gets closer, I’ll keep everyone posted as plans progress.