The Final Chapter (of Superhero Summer)

Dear Church Family,

As I write this email, it’s Wednesday afternoon. I recently got done meeting with a family who found our church via the Learning Center. It was nice to visit with this family and hear about the amazing things God’s been doing in their lives. In a few weeks, I’ll be baptizing both the son and the father. I’m so grateful for the way God continues to lead new families to our church and for the chance we have to partner with God in shaping people’s stories. It truly is awesome!

 
This weekend we’re wrapping up our four-part message series called “Superhero Summer.” This has been a fun series that’s given us a chance to explore faith lessons and biblical truth through the lens of some popular DC superheroes. 
 
Our superhero for this weekend is the Flash, aka the Scarlet Speedster, aka the fastest man alive. Indeed, the Flash’s main superpower is running at an incredible speed. And, believe it or not, the Flash’s story has a lot to teach us when it comes to running the race of faith. That said, I hope to see you on Saturday night (6:30pm) or Sunday morning (8:30am, 10:30am) as we dive into this message and close out the series.
 
Don’t forget that if you’re not able to make it to worship this weekend you can watch the service live on our Facebook page (
facebook.com/cofumc/) or on our website (communityoffaith.org). I’ve had several people message me this week to express gratitude for the livestreaming option.
 
The last thing I want to let you know is that, as part of service, we are going to hear an important word from our Staff Parish Relations Committee (SPRC) chairperson, Ami Sinabaldi. For those of you who aren’t familiar with the SPRC, the committee basically acts as our church’s “HR committee.” In other words, the SPRC deals with personnel matters and serves as a liaison between the pastor and staff and the rest of the congregation. Ami has an important word that she’ll share with us toward the very end of service. So don’t leave after Communion-make sure to hang in there until the very end!
 
Be sure to check out the rest of this email for a sense of what else is happening in the life of our church.

See you this weekend!
 
Blessings,
Chris