Jul 25 4:14 PM

From Ancient Rome

Jul 25 4:14 PM
Jul 25 4:14 PM

As I told a friend last night, I was truly feeling like an ANCIENT Roman after the first day of VBS!  But what a joyous, busy, happening place VBS is – I am so incredibly blessed to hang out with these people for a week.

There is something about seeing my brothers and sisters in a different setting than Sunday morning that makes me appreciate them even more. 

I believe we have a very ‘real’ church - don’t get me wrong – we will pray and cry and rejoice right in the midst of Sunday service. 

However, there is something about seeing people jump in, love on kids, give selflessly of themselves, dance and sing, and dig deep for Spiritual truth while presenting it in language that little ones understand or teens won’t roll their eyes at that makes me love them in a whole new light.

From the hundreds of hours put in by the organizational team (it definitely wasn’t built in a day), to the myriad sewing projects (whoa! not my skill base), to the prayer team covering us all, to the teens who could be doing anything else with their summer, to those dancing who never thought they’d dance (in front of people, in church, no less!), to those cutting their 1000th flatbread for snacks – every one is invaluable.

God has used each of you to transform my life and heart.  I see your willingness to be humble, to work, to love, to serve, and I am filled to overflowing with gratitude and hope.  I want to especially thank Frank and Paul, who live out 1 Peter 5:2-3 ("shepherd the flock of God among you, exercising oversight not under compulsion, but voluntarily, according to the will of God; and not for sordid gain, but with eagerness; nor yet as lording it over a]">[a]those allotted to your charge, but b]">[b]proving to be examples to the flock.") and are examples to us all of Christ’s love and sacrifice. 

MCC has a multitude of ministries, but if you haven’t participated in VBS, this ancient Roman beseeches you to try it out.

 

0 comments

« back

Post Comments

E-List SignUp Form

Announcements:

Sisters in Stitches is teaching a workshop Wednesday, May 9th from 1-4 p.m. at MCC! This class is for all the enthusiastic beginning quilters who want to learn more. We are doing a "make and take home" project focusing on basic sewing techniques. It will be a time of learning, fellowship and discipleship. Please RSVP to Davra Clayton by May 2nd 
 
The Shine School Partnership is hosting a Volunteer Conference on April 28th from 9:30am – 12:00pm at North Church in Albuquerque. "The Right Time" Conference will be a morning of encouragement and celebrating all that God has done through Shine volunteers in local public schools! It is for all volunteers, potential volunteers, supporters, coordinators, and pastors from churches with a Shine partnership. Contact Ashley Procter for more information.
 
ARE YOU NEW? Do you want to find out more about MCC? The Starting Point Lunch is a casual, informational luncheon designed to do just that!  Please join us May 6th following 2nd service to learn about MCC church, get to know some of the MCC leaders and find out how you can
get involved!  Contact Elizabeth to RSVP.

MCC is now on Instagram! Click here to visit our page, follow us to stay up to date on everything MCC!

SAVE THE DATE: Vacation Bible School will be June 25-29th this year! Please note that the date is earlier than normal but it will be just as much fun! More details to come so stay tuned!

MCC has a new youth lead High-School Youth Group - The Hang Out!  High School students will meet Sunday nights at 6pm beginning March 4th. Their vision is to create a positive place for church going teens and teens who wouldn’t normally come to church, to build relationships and encourage involvement in bible study lessons and group discussion. Contact Abbie Bryant for more information.

 

Missionaries Return from Bolivia

Check out the story, Missionaries Return from Bolivia that ran in the East Mountain Telegraph, April 6th, 2017.

Contact Us

*** You must have JavaScript enabled to use this form ***