I want to thank all those who attended, either in-person or online, last Sunday's presentation from the team with the Calvary Family of Churches. While myself, along with our church council, continues to be excited about the possibility of partnering with this family of Gospel-centered, Great Commission-driven churches, we also recognize that some of you are experiencing mixed emotions that go along with any potential change. Our prayer and hope throughout this process, has been and continues to be, that each member of Parkside Fellowship will make a prayerful, informed voting decision.
With this goal in mind, each member of our council is available and ready to meet with you, in-person, over the phone, through emails or whatever method is appropriate, in order to answer any questions or concerns you might have regarding our recommendation to join the Calvary Family of Churches. Please don't hesitate to reach out to any one of our council members (Bitsy Law, Kurt Lynam, Shirley Anderson, Mark Hester or Pastor Doug) and we would be happy to schedule a meeting with you.
This Sunday, at 9:30am, please join us as we continue to walk through the book of I Peter. Due to his own struggles as one of the original disciples, Peter had developed a heart for the hurting and broken. He had a ministry to the suffering. So we shouldn't be surprised that Peter wrote his first letter to hurting people on the brink of hopelessness. Sincerity and truth, encouragement and exhortation. The words provide us with a proper foundation for our study in I Peter. Join us on Sunday, at 9:30am, as we continue are series, Resilient Hope.
Special Invitation: Immediately following this Sunday's service, I am inviting you to join me, and our church council, as we continue to pray for God's discernment in the future of Parkside Fellowship. We will meet at 10:45am, in the large Sunday School room directly across from the Fireside Room. Remember, prayer is the foundation for any new direction a church might take. Prayer leads us to humility. Prayer produces faith. Prayer is a privilege and is a powerful tool! Join me this Sunday as we engage in the ancient practice of bold, relentless, dependent, expectant prayer!
Thanks for continuing to pray for those in our church family who are hurting.
See you Sunday.
Doug Boyd - Sr. Pastor