Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it. - 1 Corinthians 12:27, NIV
Every year I schedule my annual physical to check up on my general physical health. It is not that exciting, but it is a good thing to do. This Sunday, September 14, we will have our Annual Congregational Meeting at 10:00 a.m. in the Chapel. Our Annual Congregational meeting is kind of like the annual checkup for the "body" of the church. St. Paul talks about the church as being a body - the body of Christ. Each one of us is part of that body and has a part to play.
Now comparing our Annual Congregational Meeting to an annual physical may not be the best strategy to try to get you to come. ("Come to the Annual Congregational Meeting - it's better than a physical!") But in the same way that our physical is necessary for the on-going enjoyment of a healthy, productive life -- our Annual Congregational Meeting can help us understand the great things God is doing here at Johns Creek Presbyterian Church.
At Sunday's meeting we will . . .
Receive a written copy of the Annual Report that you can take home and read later. It gives an overview of the highlights of the mission of JCPC during the last year.
- Elect the committee that will receive names from the congregation for folks you think would be good elders to lead our church.
- Learn about five semi-annual themes our Session adopted to guide the work of our church in the coming years.
- Receive an update from our New Building Committee about where we are as we approach completion in the near future.
- Hear about the generosity of our congregation through both our Capital Campaign and our ministry and mission giving.
- Outline the exciting events we have planned to celebrate and dedicate our new building throughout the month of September.
I look forward to seeing you there this Sunday!
Prayer for Today
Gracious God, thank you for calling us together as the body of Christ to make a difference in the world. As we look back over the past year, and as we look forward to the days to come, may we be made aware of your presence in our midst. We pray this in the strong name of Jesus the Christ. Amen.