The Treasure of a Good Book
Last Sunday afternoon, I had the opportunity to visit with Miranda and Chenoa Lyon and talk with them about their participation in Pearce’s “Kids’ Treasure Quest,” our summer reading incentive for kids. Miranda and Chenoa have been reading and have had their parents document the completion of their books. Now they just need to bring their “tracker” to the church this weekend to get their ticket for a free ice cream at LuGia’s. Miranda and Chenoa will be joining other kids at LuGia’s, at 4pm on August 24, to enjoy their reward for books well read!
This Weekend at Pearce
I am pleased that Dr. Linda Adams will be in Pearce’s pulpit this weekend. She is no stranger to Pearce, having served for many years as the pastor of one of our sister congregations in Rochester: New Hope Free Methodist Church.
Linda presently serves as the director of International Childcare Ministries (ICCM). The mission of ICCM is to advocate “for the spiritual, educational, physical and social development of children by partnering with the global Free Methodist Church through sponsorships, scholarships and creative initiatives.” You can read more about this wonderful ministry at www.childcareministries.org.
Linda will be continuing our “tour” of the Sermon on the Mount by examining Matthew 7:12. I hope you’ll join us!
Next Monday, Pearce’s Common Grounds Café will open after the long summer hiatus. I always celebrate the café’s “reawakening” and revel in the many ways this special place facilitates ministry in our church.
You may notice that we are making some improvements in our café in anticipation of a new ministry launching in October. This new ministry is called Lifetree Café.
Lifetree Café is a weekly time for people to gather to explore life and faith. On Thursday evenings, we’ll seek to provide an atmosphere that encourages conversations, questions, and personal stories. I hope it will be the place you can invite your friends and co-workers to come and discover what God is doing in the world around us. To facilitate this new ministry, we are making a few improvements to our café to create a less “institutional” and more “intimate” atmosphere.
You’ll hear more about this new ministry in the coming weeks, especially when we gather on the weekend of September 6 and 7. So when you walk by our café at Pearce, will you be praying that the ministry of Lifetree Café will bring others to discover where God’s Story impacts their own? Thanks!
If you are interested in finding out more about the Lifetree Café ministry, they have a nice website at www.lifetreecafe.com.
Did you notice the new sidewalk along the east side of Orchard Street as you came to church last weekend? Thanks to all who contributed to this project as part of our Stewardship With A Goal (SWAG) emphasis. Now that the sidewalk project has been completed, our full attention turns to funding a $20,000 payment on the principal of our loan. As of this past weekend, we are now halfway toward making this payment, with a total of $10,602 received for this fourth project.