Being encouraged to take advantage of opportunities is nothing new to us. Ever since we were children, some one has encouraged us to; study, practice, and enrollee… just participate in one thing or another! Often too we hear ourselves say after the fact, “ Gee Wiz! I wish I had done more while I had the opportunity to do so.” Or simply, “I wish I had done that.”

This summer we are offering two opportunities. First the opportunity to worship in a totally different setting – namely outside the church building. Because the setting will be different, the worship will be affected. I will do my best to present a different approach to worship; after all we will be worshipping outside the sanctuary for the next month.

In the old days itinerant ministers used to hold camp meetings in tents, or outside of a traditional building. The worship was alive and enthusiastic with lots of singing. This coming Sunday, July 27th, we will have a gospel hymn sing, complete with a old time testimonial from yours truly, Jarv. During the sermon time I will tell you how and why I am a Christian.

In the following weeks other “outside issues” pertaining to our church will be offered as well. These are worship opportunities you won’t want to miss.

The second is our All Church Retreat on August 10th that will be held in Lee Lamkin’s home, 1123 Nimitz Ln, Foster City, following an abbreviated Sunday worship at the church. Our theme will is “We are Family, Members One of Another”. We will explore what it means to be a “family size “ church. What gifts do we have and how do we let other’s know we have them.

No one lights a lamp and then puts it under a basket. Instead, a lamp is placed on a stand, where it gives light to everyone in the house.

Also there will be lots of time for laughter, fun and fellowship not to mention plenty of good food. We will start at 11 AM end at 3PM on the dot – I promise!

Again folks, these are opportunities you will not want to miss. Put these dates on your calendar and join us! Don’t say, “Gee Wiz! I wish I had…”


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