From the Pastor's Desk...
From the Pastor…
I am so excited to be in the month of June. June is the month that reveals new life. We have blossoms in full bloom and the birds are serenading us like at no other time. Children are beginning their summer activities and we have our RBP Summer Program beginning. Most of all, this June I am excited to return to in-person Sunday School and Wednesday night Bible Study.
If you haven’t spoken to your Sunday School teacher about where your class will be meeting on Sunday mornings at 10 am, please do so. If you haven’t been involved in a class, now is the perfect time to begin. Just show up on Sunday mornings and let me or Pastor Jason or our Sunday School Director, Jason Skipper, help you find the class that you will love!
Our Wednesday night Bible Study will be held in the sanctuary this month. This will enable us to spread out and will aid us in broadcasting the service for those who are not able to join us in person. We will return to a study we were having when the pandemic hit us and the world seemed to stop turning. Join us on Wednesdays at 7 pm for our study on Relationships!
Thank you to everyone who made our Memorial Day Cookout so special this year! Wasn’t it wonderful to have everyone together once again for food, fellowship and fun? I look forward to more such gatherings this summer!
Personally, we just celebrated William’s birthday in May, and Heather and Calvin’s birthdays are this month. Sandy and I will celebrate our 33rd anniversary in July. We are thrilled that William has moved to Forest City from New York, and has taken a position at the Hendersonville Country Club, as we are preparing for his marriage to Tiffany Fowler in October.
God has been good and continues to bless us all. I am excited to see what He has in store for us during the remainder of 2021. We know that our Preschool is already bursting at the seams with children whose parents are excited about RBP. Fall Kindergarten enrollment is almost at full capacity and we are offering an after school program next school year. We have completely utilized all of our available space for RBP. If we had twice the space, I have no doubt that we could fill it up to the max! Please pray about what we can do to provide for the community needs in this area. Do we build? Do we purchase more property? Do we say “no” to the opportunities God is giving us?
If you haven’t yet done so, now is a great time to come back to church! If you have concerns about returning, please let me know and I will be happy to share with you the precautions we are continuing to take to keep everyone safe while at church. If you have become content in sitting home and watching services online, but you have the ability to get out, please pray about God’s desire for you to share your Christian life with your church family. If you need transportation, please let us know and we will do what we can to help you get here. Let’s kick off the summer with our church family!
In Christian Love,