The day I decided to visit FPCE, I showed up at the First Light service as it was ending. (There was a mistake on the website, long since corrected!) But two sweet members came straight up to me, and said “Don’t worry honey, there’s another service starting real soon over in Fellowship Hall!” Of course I headed over, and found just as much hospitality – and coffee! I am a former singer and praise band member, so I instantly connected with the Crossings music, which is a wonderful blend of hymns and praise music. I love the fact that the Crossings service is multi-generational, and there is something special about worshipping together as a huge family! I love the humorous videos played before the service starts – and I’ve shared them on my social media! We pray for one another each week, which is so important. While one of us may be celebrating, another may be hurting, another may be mourning, another may be stressed out, or another may be sick or weak. I have stuck around because I do feel the Holy Spirit among us. We will all have to be shepherds of the flock for a little while during this transition of pastors, learning more about each other and our gifts, caring for each other, and continuing to love each other. He wants us to build each other up in His image, and continue to grow in our faith.
- January 2017