An early start to Fall

Dear Church Family,

Last Sunday afternoon, Amanda and I started to put up fall decorations around the house. Now, I know what you might be thinking. Fall doesn’t technically begin until September 22, and it’s a little weird for Floridians to observe the season given that it doesn’t really affect our climate here. Still, Amanda and I enjoy fall, so we decided to put up some decorations ahead of schedule.

As we were decorating, Amanda asked me what I liked most about fall. After thinking for a second, I said, “It’s one of my favorite seasons to be a pastor.”

The truth is, there’s so much that happens during the fall months that I get excited when the season finally rolls around.

  • People return from summer vacation, which means church services and programs start to fill up.
  • Students go back to school, which means there’s more kids at the building.
  • Be, Go, Do is in late September, which gives us a chance to serve our community in tangible ways. 
  • Trunk-or-treat is on Halloween night, which is a fun event and a great form of outreach to young families.
  • Celebration Sunday occurs, where we celebrate God’s work among us over the last year.
  • Advent and Christmas-and the excitement they bring-are just around the corner.
I’m sure there are other things I could add to the list. Suffice it to say, I’m glad that fall is almost here.

I hope you’ll join in my enthusiasm as we welcome the fall season at Community of Faith and anticipate the movement of God’s Spirit over these months.