Dear Skycrest Family,
A big round of applause for all four of our guest singers from Not Your Normal Entertainment! They provided the songs this month for our Gospel on Broadway sermon series, and every one of them knocked it out of the park. Thanks to Joe, our Traditional Choir Director, for coordinating this during the choir’s month off.
Last Sunday’s sermon focused on the biblical theme of hospitality and the new musical Come From Away. Hopefully you enjoyed hearing about the residents of Gander, Newfoundland, who welcomed 7,000 stranded airplane travelers from around the world on September 11, 2001. I hope you were also inspired, as I was, to seek opportunities this week to practice biblical hospitality—treating strangers, and even enemies, with brotherly and sisterly love. When we practice hospitality, we meet God, because hospitality mirrors the actions of the God who sacrificed everything to welcome us into God’s family.
Up next Sunday, I really hope you’ll be in church because you won’t want to miss it. Rev. Alex Shanks, the Assistant to the Bishop, will be our guest preacher. Alex is the right hand to Bishop Ken Carter, our Bishop in Florida as well as the President of the Council of Bishops. Alex is also an outstanding preacher, a great leader in United Methodism, and a long-time friend. I won’t be out of town or anything—just wanted you to have the opportunity to hear Alex—so I’ll plan to see you at church at 9:45am Modern or 11:00am Traditional.
Next Sunday: July 28, 9:45am & 11:00am
Join us at 9:45am (Modern) or 11:00am (Traditional)
SkyKids (age 4 through 5th grade) meet at 11:00am, and there's Nursery (age 0-3) throughout the morning while you attend a service or group, or volunteer!
Choir Potluck and Kickoff Rehearsal—Wednesday, July 31. Dinner at 6:00pm, rehearsal at 7:00pm. New guests do not need to bring a dish; just come and eat, and see whether choir is right for you!
Running Group will resume on Thursdays starting September 5 at Crest Lake Park at 6:30pm. Join us for a devotion and a 1, 2, or 3 mile walk, jog, or run! All abilities welcome.