Suncrest Note

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Hey Suncrest,Happy New Year!

I sat in our first staff meeting of the new year yesterday and I’m excited about what is ahead for us.  We have our Leader’s Edge gathering next week which really launches us into the new year.  At these gatherings, we now have more than 100 community group leaders and ministry area leaders who come out as we talk through Suncrest’s next steps. 

I mention that for a specific reason.  We open the January gathering each year to the congregation as a whole.  It also serves as our “annual meeting”.  The night will both celebrate how God used Suncrest in 2007 and look ahead to 2008.  If you would like to attend, it is Thursday, January 10 (dinner at 6:00, presentation at 6:45) and you would need to RSVP to cindy.barker@suncrest.org.  The deadline to sign up for dinner is January 6th. 

I told our elders last night how impressed I am with our church every time we make a need known.  As you know, at the end of the year, we were in a tight spot financially.  The last two offering of the year were incredible.  Our average for the year had been about $21,500.  The last two offerings were almost $38,000 and $41,000.  That doesn’t even include the incredible Benevolence offering that was received at Christmas Eve either.  Thank you.  Let’s stay strong on this as we enter the new year.

You have got to be at Suncrest this Sunday and next!  I’m going to teach the last 2 weeks of our “Hooked” series and we are going to hear stories from 2 suncrest attenders that can relate how God has worked powerfully in their lives.  If you missed last Sunday, Doug did a great job of helping us all consider what is in our life right now that is holding us back – maybe it’s an addiction of some sort or a hurt, habit, or hang-up.  Come with something in mind –large or small – that keeps you from experiencing the full joy and peace in this life.

PS – The Suncrest mission trip that my wife is on is having a great time re-building in New Orleans.  They will get home Saturday night.  I can’t wait!

~ by Greg Lee on January 5, 2008.

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