I am committed to PCC – not just because I work there, but because I believe so passionately in what we do. We strive to make it a place where people can feel welcome, comfortable and safe. Above all, we want people to have a relationship with God.
We believe that relationship develops in different ways, at different rates of discovery. We believe that there is undeniable, irrefutable truth to be found in the Bible. We believe that God honors obedience, and that His precepts are set out for our good.
We don’t believe in legalism, but we do believe that God has designed a good way for his people to live.
We believe that a relationship with God should be vibrant and alive through every hour of every day of the week. We believe in transformation.
And we hope that people will come to our church in an effort to see God, to enter into community with others who are striving to follow the teachings of Christ. We hope that they’ll come with open minds and hearts; because we believe that God will meet us there, when we gather.
And we continue to believe that something happens when we meet together, something that makes “going to church” worth the effort. I caught this video this morning and found that it makes my heart happy, to hear witness of such an honest hallelujah. It makes my heart happy, even as it makes me a little sad to know that it’s sort of about rejecting church. It makes me want to strive even deeper into being creative and open and inventive enough to welcome people like Christofer Ingle (also known as Never Shout Never) into our community and make sure there’s a place for him.
Because his hallelujah helps our hallelujah, which our voices sing together. We need each other.
HT to Ben Arment for linking to this vid. Good stuff.
We’re having some overcrowding issues at our 11:00AM service. The kids’ area is exploding and the parking lot is crowded.
WE WANT YOU TO COME TO CHURCH. But we REALLY want you to come at 9:00 AM this week. So, the incentive?
Seriously? Yes, seriously. Free donuts – but ONLY at 9:00AM!
See you there!
Last week, I lost three very important things:
- my Bible
- my March church expense statement
- my January church expense statement (don’t ask)
“Consider yourself hugged.”
God’s loyal love couldn’t have run out, his merciful love couldn’t have dried up. They’re created new every morning. How great your faithfulness! I’m sticking with God (I say it over and over). He’s all I’ve got left. – Lamentations 3.22-23 (The Message)
Our friend Tony, who is part of the core group of folks who are invested in the Westchester campus of PCC, is out of town.