Sunday, January 21, 12:15 p.m.
Every effective leader should be able to tell you in one sentence why their organization does something. For example, a school principal should be able to “make a case” for keeping children inside for recess on a cold day. The answer should align with the values of the school: perhaps safety and health.
The “why” is something that drives home the values and vision of the organization. The Church, charged with making disciples of Jesus for the transformation of the world, has the same requirement of aligning “what” we do with “why” we do it.
What, then, is the “why” of inviting newcomers to a Welcome Lunch? We host Welcome lunches so that people who are new to our faith community will experience God’s love through a warm welcome that helps them feel “at home” in God’s house. Making disciples of Jesus Christ happens when strangers become friends, friends become disciples, and disciples change the world.
This Sunday, if you are a new person to our faith community, you are invited to join us for lunch in the Welcome Center at 12:15 p.m. Reservations are not needed. The hospitality team will provide delicious homemade soups and salads. We hope you can join us and experience the love of God through our community of faith.
Pastor Cathy Johns