On Sunday, October 25 we are planning to celebrate our 87th year as a congregation. Over the past 87 years there have been a lot of connections made. There have been hundreds, perhaps thousands connected to God through baptism into Christ. There have been countless lives touched by the members of the body of Christ who assemble on Marsalis Avenue. In our 87 year history we have celebrated life and death, endured tragedies, experienced disappointments, overcome obstacles, and rejoiced in victories.
We are praying that God moves among us and in us in an awesome way during our Homecoming Weekend, October 23-25, 2015. Our goal is to reconnect. Homecoming is about reconnecting with those who used to assemble at 2431 S. Marsalis Avenue. Homecoming provides us an opportunity to celebrate the favor that God has granted this congregation. It is also a great opportunity to reach out to those former members who are not worshipping with the body of Christ anywhere, and invite them to return home. Homecoming is also a great way to introduce non-Christians to Christ and His church.
Homecoming is not just about the past. It is also about celebrating what God is doing among us and through us at this present moment. This year’s inaugural Impact Awards will recognize those nominated by fellow members for the contributions they make to the congregation. Finally, Homecoming is about petitioning God to allow His goodness to shine upon us in the future. I am convicted that our best days are ahead of us and not behind us. As we approach Homecoming weekend, I encourage you to find ways to connect and reconnect. October 23-25 let’s commemorate, celebrate, and anticipate!
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