You may have seen some of the signs about a special day being observed at many churches called "Back To Church Sunday," "Rally Sunday", or "Kickoff Sunday." Well, I wanted to take a moment to send you this letter of invitation to our "Kickoff Sunday" which is being held on Sunday, September 12th, 2021 at 10:00 a.m.
Although we have had church every week both online and in-person in our beautiful Sanctuary, you may have noticed that this building has felt quite empty every time you walk through it during the pandemic. We have missed the sounds choir reverberate in the Sanctuary. We have also missed the voices of our children, youth, and adults as we fellowship and worship together.
When something is taken away that we have enjoyed for years like church, we begin to realize what a tremendous blessing it is in our lives! That's why I am extremely excited to get started our Sunday School for children on September 12th, as well as youth meeting on September 19th.
Volunteering to the ministries of youth and children has really been difficult and challenging over the past months. However, the education committee and its members have done their best for them to navigate the pandemic.
It has often been said that our Youth are the "church of tomorrow". Well, I not only believe they are the church of tomorrow, but they are also the church of TODAY! Where would we be as a church if we did not provide for the development of our children and youth through ministry programs such as we have? I submit to you that we indeed would be a dying church!
Well, it is evident as you enter the doors of our church that this is not the case. We are a church that is alive and one of the reasons for this is our focus on children and youth. As we gather on the Kickoff Sunday, let us give thanks to God for keeping us alive through such faithful disciples serving youth and children's ministry.
In addition, I welcome students and teachers of ALL AGES to bring their backpacks, book bags and learning devices to church with them on Kickoff Sunday. We begin the school year in prayer as a parish family, so that those following academic pursuits may experience a blessed and fruitful school year.
We want to see our church family! Yet, please know if you are still in a place where you don't feel quite ready to return; we do understand. While many may not be quite ready to get back to church physically, I would en-courage you to stay connected as much as possible, even if it's online church.
May God bless you and your family!
Blessings in Christ, Pastor Dale Min
Senior Pastor, Rev. Daeil Min Associate Pastor, Barbara Ellen Shadis
Minister of Music, Alla • Worship Leader, Sue
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