Dear First Church Folk,
The seasons are changing. Days are getting warmer and longer. Blossoms are seen everywhere and lawns seem to be growing quicker now. More people are out and about in shorts, tee-shirts, and sunglasses. There seems to be a lift in people’s spirit as we transition from a long and cold winter into the freshness of spring. In many ways, it is a hopeful time.
I’m feeling hopeful about us as a faith community. One exciting area has been an exploration of hosting a Youth Alpha course early next year. Our youth ministry has not been as active as in previous years, but the hope is that Youth Alpha will energise the faith and life of our younger members. We are very blessed to have Mary Sommerville, from Alpha New Zealand, who will assist us in this area. I believe her years of experience and passion in working with young people will greatly enhance our ministry. Please keep this in prayer; particularly for a good participation. Read the rest of this entry »
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