There are a host of behind the scenes ministries that happen weekly within any church across America. These aren’t the ministries you hear much talk about, they aren’t the ones everyone is lining up to serve with, but they keep the church running, they welcome the lost and encourage the lonely. Today’s ministry highlight is one of those behind the scenes ministries you may have never given any thought to but God has used mightily: The Attendance Ministry.
How did you get called into you’re the Attendance Ministry?
I’ve always been active in the church and I think I slide into this one by helping Adele.
How have you seen God work in you through your ministry?
I’ve seen people join the church because they felt so welcomed. It really makes me feel like God is truly using me.
What has been the hardest aspect of serving and how did God us that to grow you?
I do not feel like there is a hard part to this ministry. I feel like God opens my heart more as I met new people. They become part of “my” family.
What are you most thankful for in the ministry?
The blessing of so many hugs each week. I grew up in a family that didn’t hug, maybe that’s why God put me here.
“I feel like I am giving blessings and also receiving them. I rejuvenate every Sunday!”
What would you say to someone who doesn’t feel equipped to serve?
Step out. Let God lead you. Smile and be blessed.
Can you share a ministry success from 2018?
I don’t know that there is a “success.” I just know that some people wait for my hugs. We enjoy being family. Also, people like to know that someone missed them if they didn’t come for a week or two. And I worry if there aren’t at church for a while.
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Shine is putting together Winter Break boxes for A. Montoya families in need. Each box will provide breakfast and lunch items for a student every day of winter break! We will have a tree set up next Sunday, November 25 in the foyer that will have tags with specific items that we need to fill the boxes. Please take as many tags as you like and return the items on Friday, December 21. Also, please join us on Saturday, December 22 from 10:00am-12:00pm at the A. Montoya parking lot to have coffee and doughnuts with the families when they come to pick up their boxes! Contact Ashley Procter for more information.
The 2019 Bolivia Food for the Hungry Mission team is hosting a pie and quiche auction December 16th between services! The team is looking for people to sign up to donate pies and quiche but also wants to remind you to come out and purchase pies in support of the work of our mission team!
MCC will have two services for Christmas Eve this year - one at 4:00 pm and the other at 5:30pm. We hope you will plan to attend one and invite a friend, neighbor or family member!