This past Sunday Carol Stevenson, one of the members of the Nzige team that returned home last Friday, shared briefly in the worship service of her experience meeting her sponsored child. The other members of the team, Lydia Monroe and Kristin Coon, were privileged to meet their sponsored children as well. Ashley Carroll, a VISA (Volunteers in Service Abroad) intern in Africa, blogged about her experience of accompanying Pearce’s team in Rwanda. Read her fascinating account at followmetokenya.wordpress.com.
Also, if you haven’t gone to Pearce’s “Linked with Love” Facebook account, take a minute to do so. It is filled with wonderful photos and video clips form the team’s recent visit.
Annual Report Available for Download
If you missed Pearce’s Annual Celebration held earlier this month, you can download the annual report, “Bridges over Troubled Waters,” that was distributed on that evening. The report is available at our website at pearcechurch.org.
Another Saturday Night
Sam Cooke and Cat Stevens may have sung, granted with some grammar issues, about it being “another Saturday night and I ain’t got nobody,” but that isn’t the case for Pearce’s Saturday worship service. This past weekend, the service experienced a new high attendance with 104 people attending the 5pm service.
Breaking the Awkward Silence
This weekend, I’ll begin a three-week series of messages on the Lord’s Prayer as found in the sixth chapter of Matthew’s gospel. I’ve titled the series “Breaking the Awkward Silence: A Primer on Prayer” and hope it will be helpful to you in your own on-going conversation with God.
It’s About Time!
Have you ever pulled out the most recent version of Pearce’s photo directory to put a name to a face of someone you just met only to find that they aren’t in the directory? It’s easy to see why that happens as the last photo directory was published in the spring of 2012. Think of all the people who have become a part of our family over the past four years.
Sign up for your photo session during the next four weeks. You can sign up on-line at pearcechurch.org, or at a table located in Pearce’s atrium following worship services.
Kicking Off the Moss
I must be in an oldie gold mood this week. I’ve already referred to “Another Saturday Night” and now I’m about to refer to an old Elton John song. (Am I becoming more nostalgic the older I get? How old am I? According to Josh Kelly at this past Sunday’s “Children’s Moments,” I am 100 years old.)
In “Your Song,” Elton speaks of sitting on the roof and kicking off the moss. His lyrics remind me of the Parmerter roof and the need for a new, moss-free roof on that part of our facility.
Recently, Pearce’s Property Committee, under the leadership of Mendal Dick, approved contracting with Elmer W. Davis Roofing to have the new roof installed this summer. Elmer W. Davis’s bid came in at $161,200. One of the reasons their bid was accepted is due to the excellent service they gave us when the new sanctuary roof was installed by them a couple of years ago.
Financial preparation for this important project continues to move forward. As of last weekend, a total of $114,230.50 is now on hand to defray the cost of the new roof.