Preview and Invitation for December 13th

Giving Thanks

most wonderful timeI want to give a word of thanksgiving to everyone in the church family for making me feel so welcome these past three weeks.  We are certainly off and running!  My first Sunday here was a special day where we discussed some of the principles that we will abide by during my time with you.  On November 22, it was great to show our gratitude to God on Thanksgiving Sunday.  And November 29 put us in the holiday mood a bit with our 1st Sunday of Advent.
One of my favorite songs this time of the year is “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year”, because it certainly is.  With the joys of Advent, Christmas and the New Year ahead of us, I’m really looking forward to this month of work and worship.

2021 will be our time to make progress toward finding the next pastor of this church.  But for December, 2020, let’s not forget to simply enjoy the moments.  God will be present among us as we praise God’s name and celebrate the birth of our Savior.  And, if we pay close attention, we will see God’s Spirit at work in our midst, building us up and preparing us for a great joy that will extend past Christmas morning.

I’m looking forward to seeing everyone this Advent and Christmas season!

Charlie

I'm On My Way

charlie evansFriends, I am very much looking forward to seeing everyone on Sunday, November 15th!  For many years, I have admired this congregation as being an active witness for Jesus Christ in the world.  The harvest remains plentiful and the laborers are still few in number.  There is so much potential all around us to share the gospel of our Lord in both word and deed.  Every possibility is available to us and the Holy Spirit will guide us during this transitional period.
One of the blessings I have received from ministry is that I have made many dear friends along the way.  I’m leaving some very special friends in Glasgow, Kentucky to come to Madisonville and I’ll miss not seeing them every week.  But I also look forward to making new friendships among you and being blessed by your kindness and love.  I am also very thankful for my long time friendships with both Lon Lorton and Rob Wilson, and wish them all the best in their future endeavors.

You will discover that I am not “long-winded," either behind the pulpit or behind the keyboard.  Just know that I’m looking forward to seeing everyone on November 15th.  I’ll give you some more information about our services in our December newsletter.

Have a blessed day!

Charlie