"KEEP DOING THE NEXT RIGHT THING!" These were the powerful, poignant words with which Dr. Mouzon Biggs, Jr., concluded his sermon on September 14, as we celebrated the 50th anniversary and dedication of Trinity's sanctuary. Many thanks to all of you who participated, especially to the host of volunteers who allowed God to use their gifts to serve the community. The Holy Spirit brought great blessings through you. And special thanks to all who have participated in the Vision Capital Campaign. Because of your sacrificial giving, the 50th anniversary truly was both a time for Honoring Our Past and Embracing Our Future.
As we seek to embrace our future and to "keep doing the next right thing," I want to invite you to take a close look at the small group information, which describes opportunities for you to grow spiritually through small groups. This fall we are offering short-term and long-term Bible studies, spiritual formation and evangelistic outreach, Sunday School, and ongoing hands-on mission opportunities.
I ask that you (1) pray for these ministries regularly, that God will use them to bless people's lives; (2) pray that God will guide you into a small group where you can be known and needed, and where you can be challenged to grow; (3) pray that God might put in your heart the name of someone who does not attend church with whom you could share this information, and invite that person or family to participate. Your prayers, presence, gifts, and service might literally allow God to save someone's life - including your own!
Beginning September 28, we will also begin a six-week, church-wide study entitled Revival, by Adam Hamilton. Adam will lead us on a journey toward regaining spiritual vitality as we learn about the life and ministry of John Wesley, the founder of the Methodist movement. Each Sunday I'll be preaching from the key Scripture for that week's chapter. Pray that the Lord will bless you, the Church, our community, and our nation with a great revival of life in Christ as we make this spiritual journey.
As we seek to fulfill Trinity's mission to Know God, Be Transformed, and Love, let's "keep doing the next right thing." I'll see you on Sunday!
Grace and peace,
Robert C. Shield
Trinity United Methodist Church
3430 Harrison | Beaumont, TX 77706
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