The Starting Point
Apr 27 10:40 AM

The Starting Point

Apr 27 10:40 AM
Apr 27 10:40 AM

Starting. Point. Lunch.  See that first word, Starting?  Well, it’s actually a little misleading, because for me, the real Starting Point happened back at my very first visit to Mountain Christian Church. 

Hopefully, your first experiences at Mountain Christian Church were like mine: enthusiastic and welcoming! My first Sunday at MCC, upon entering the building, I was immediately greeted, assisted with finding where to drop off my three-year-old, assured of the great care she would receive and the schedule for her morning, then directed to the sanctuary for worship service. 

Once arriving there, my experience became even more special, as I was approached and warmly welcomed by no less than six individuals!  In the following weeks these same lovely people and others continued to greet me, welcome me back, and ask about me with genuine warmth and Christian Love. 

After praying to find a church home, I knew God had led me to MCC. 

When I heard about the Starting Point Lunch, it was clear that I should go, as I wanted to know more about this Church.

At the lunch I found myself in the company of a mixed group of others who had come because they too had experienced an outpouring of love from the MCC family and wanted to know more. From families with kids, to a more mature couple, to a single woman, we all “hungered” for more…and for the next hour and a half, our physical hunger (it was lunchtime after all!) and our hunger for knowing about MCC was satisfied.

Pastor Frank and several other couples in church leader roles dispersed amongst us while we ate and engaged us in conversation and getting to know each other.  Then, we participated in a round robin to introduce and share a little about ourselves, and to share what prompted us to come to the Starting Point Lunch.  For me, it was easy. 

The warm welcome I received on day one that continued to be the “norm” on all subsequent visits was the driving factor for my presence.  And after hearing the others’ reasons, along with the history, purpose, and missions of the church from Pastor Frank and the others, it’s why I have stayed.  And it’s why I call MCC my church home.

If you are new to MCC, or looking for a church home, we hope you will consider attending the next Starting Point Lunch on May 6th!

 

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Women’s Fellowship Evening Bible Study
Begins September 12th at 5:30.  Please bring your bible and your favorite side-dish or dessert and join us! We will discuss Sunday’s Sermon.  Contact Elizabeth.

Join us for MCC’s End of Summer Picnic!

Sunday, Sept 23 from 1-5pm
Embudo Hills Park in Albuquerque. (Same as last year)
Bring  your family, food & drinks, chairs/blanket and lawn games!  Water bottles and dessert provided.
Contact Yolette Roybal for more information.

 
Shine is forming a Cookie Posse!  This will be a group of people who would like to bless the staff at A. Montoya with fresh-baked cookies!  Each time a staff member reaches into our cookie jar, it'll be like getting a big hug from one of us.  Please let Ashley Procter or Marcy Bryant know if you are interested in becoming a part of the Cookie Posse!
Also, Shine is setting up a unique food pantry at A. Montoya! Kids often go to bed without dinner, come to school too late for breakfast, and aren't sure if there will be dinner that night.  We have been asked to create a small food pantry at the school that would contain items like tuna packets, apples, macaroni and cheese, Ensure or Boost, peanut butter crackers, nuts, and the like.  The children could keep these items in their backpacks so that they would always have  something to keep them going.  We are working on putting together a list of items, including gluten-free ones, that we would like to stock the pantry with.  Please pray about whether you would like to donate items or money to help keep the pantry stocked year-round!

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