The new year at our church has started out to be an exciting one! We welcomed our new pastor this past Sunday. Like all good southern churches, dinner-on-the-grounds was held after the morning service. :)
Other than weddings and funerals, I’ve never (in my 8 years attending there) seen our church more crowded than it was on Sunday! So exciting! Some people even had to sit in the balcony, and we even had to sit in (gasp!) DIFFERENT seats than our normal ones! ha…
There was such a sweet spirit in the church that morning, too. So many smiles and hugs. I don’t even know how to describe it, but it was wonderful. Such a breath of fresh air.
I pray that it’s just the beginning of big things that the Lord will do in our church.
I pray he grows us, changes us, and makes us more like Him.
Something fun they planned for the new pastor and his family was called, “Pound the Preacher.” Church members were asked to bring a pound of something to stock the preacher’s new pantry. Isn’t that fun and thoughtful?!?
Since our new preacher is originally from Alabama, and is an Alabama fan, DW wanted to do something orange or blue to welcome them. :) How much orange-er and blue-er can you get than oranges and blueberries?!?!
I am so excited to see what this new year holds for our church!