For our 60th anniversary, we’ve decided to not throw ourselves an extravagant (and costly!) party in 2019. We thought about going to Chesapeake Arena so the whole church could be together at one time, but that was going to be a very expensive party. We will celebrate–and we should!–but we will celebrate the faithfulness of God. We will thank Him for allowing us the privilege of this journey.
Through my years in ministry, I have navigated more “divine opportunities” than I can remember. What I’m about to say is not an exaggeration. It is not an attempt to downplay my leadership or that of our church Elders.
In fact, the men and women who have served on our Elder board through the years were willing to pursue what seemed like “divine opportunities” until a door closed or the opportunity became a reality.
2018 was a record-breaking year because our focus has been and always will be Jesus: following Jesus, putting Jesus at the center of life, doing what Jesus did, living like he calls us to live, and giving him the best we can in every area of our lives.
It was the first Sunday of December. Fall 2018 was very busy and demanding around Crossings, and we were getting ready to head into a season that would make the fall season look like a stroll in the park.
So I took the Sunday right after Thanksgiving off and stayed home.