1 year, 13 days ago in Hobart

358339217_abb099e9861I meant to post this on New Year’s eve…on the actual one year anniversary.  It was a year ago that day that I attended the final service at Community Christian Church in Hobart.  I met many of the very cool and servant-hearted people who had given that church their best and it was cool to hear the stories of lives changed over the years, even though the church was now closing.

I was there because the church decided to take a risk on suncrest.  The remaining people and a some significant resources were committing to help us launch suncrest east.  What a commitment…and what a year for them.  I got to see a number of them at our Christmas Eve service, but a couple of my favorite Christmas cards this year came from people who were once part of that church and now are part of our east campus.  Here’s two examples:

From Bill and Ruth Ann Foster’s Christmas letter to all their family/friends:  “On the last Sunday of 2007 we brought to an end our church home of the last 25+ years.  However, when God closes one door, he opens another.  Although we were never able to accomplish our mission; our entire congregation joined forces with another growing church and together we launched yet a new 2nd campus that currently meets in a movie theater in Merrillville.  We couldn’t be more excited with it’s acceptance and how well it is meeting people’s needs.”

And, simply, from Natalie Keller:  “We are so thankful we’re part of the Suncrest family.”

I’m thankful too.  For a church that has been a blessing to us and many in it’s unselfishness.

~ by Greg Lee on January 13, 2009.

One Response to “1 year, 13 days ago in Hobart”

  1. I’m so thankful that they are part of Suncrest, too. Although we have always been the same church (body of Christ), we met in different places, and didn’t know each other. I have been so blessed by knowing them already. Kind of like joining two families in marriage.

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