Sometimes I think it is hard to talk about money. When I do premarital counseling with couples planning to get married, we always talk about how they will handle money -- but I can tell that for many this is an uncomfortable subject. That is sometimes true in our church families, as well. Maybe it seems "unspiritual" to talk about things like this. However, if we look at the Bible, one could make the case that it talks about money and how we handle our possessions more than any other single subject.
This Sunday we are officially kicking off our Bridge to the Future Capital Campaign. You will be hearing a lot about this in sermons, mailings, and meetings. This campaign is first of all a spiritual journey before it is about raising the financial resources to build new buildings. One of the key components of this spiritual journey is a devotional guide called "20 Days of Discovery." We are giving a guide to everyone and asking members to read one each day. Our small groups are also invited to join in this. But in order to make it available to everyone, we will begin publishing each daily devotional here in "Reflections" beginning next Monday. As a staff, we will be taking a break from our daily writings so you can experience the inspiration from these well-written devotionals.
Some of you may be looking for opportunities to discuss these devotionals. I will be offering at least two opportunities for you to meet with me and others to share your thoughts or ask questions. The first meeting will take place next Wednesday, October 22 at 6:45 p.m. in the Calvin room during my weekly Bible Study. The next one will take place on Sunday, November 2 at 10:00 a.m. in one of our classrooms. I hope you will join me as we consider the meaning of these devotionals.
This Sunday, please make a special effort to be in worship as we begin a new sermon series called "Bridges to the Future." There will be a special video highlighting our vision for the new buildings and why we are doing this. There will also be a Q&A session following each service in Friendship Hall. See you Sunday!