“Don’t hesitate to be enthusiastic. Be on fire for the Lord.” Romans 12:11

On Sunday, September 9, the church program year kicks off – Bach, books and bouncy houses! The Chancel Choir will again sing in services and Sunday School for all ages resumes. Bouncy houses on the front lawn set the festive atmosphere and a free food (including a cookout) completes the fun! Just bring yourself, your family (and a friend or two).

This year’s theme is “Light the Way.” Ask yourself – am I ready to be on fire for the Lord?

One way to ignite your spark is to explore the Metro Missions Mash-up which will be set up in a huge tent on the front lawn from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Kickoff Sunday.

What is a mash-up? It’s a combination of 2 or more different elements which create something new. And this year we hope to create a new emphasis on service to Christ, service which goes one step further. We hope to create service with deepening relationships. We all need to look to make deeper connections with those we serve. That way Christ’s message has a much better opportunity to shine through!

Within the mash-up tent will be opportunities offered from many service oriented programs that are mission-linked. These opportunities include ones for the whole family as well as individuals. Did you know we have a softball team that plays ball with the guys at Grafton Prison? Did you know that we have a program using Biblical guidance to help those who struggle with budgets? Did you know that we have a team that makes lunches and distributes them to the homeless on the streets?

Kickoff is only the beginning. Working together to Light the Way, Metro and Global Missions will offer many (sometimes challenging) opportunities during 2018-19 through which we can serve more deeply, create relationships, and be on fire for the Lord!

Stay tuned via the Chimes, the bulletin, and the church website.

Click here to read the witness of some COTS members who are already experiencing transformation through mission work.

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