July 2015 Newsletter Article
July 1, 2015, 12:00 AM

Newsletter Article from July 2015

Grace and peace y’all! Let me tell you – it is HOT out there isn’t it? Not that I’m complaining at all. In fact, I don’t think I’m allowed to complain about the heat since I got here during the hottest part of the year in South Carolina. But, I’ll tell you what – three digit temperatures sure beat the negative temps. Who doesn’t like a good sweat right?

So, we’ve got about half-a-month together here at Redeemer as pastor and people and things are looking pretty good. My keys still work and nobody has removed the pastor’s parking space sign (yet…). Worship has been fun these past few weeks. I’m trying really hard to remember names and faces, but please bear with me during this learning phase. Y’all only have to remember one name and face – I get to remember just a few bit more than that.

My family and I are very soon going to be able to move into our new home in Newberry. Our closing date is tentatively July 15 and Erin, the girls and I greatly look forward to being in the midst of the community very soon. My daily commute of 45+ minutes will soon be a thing of the past and I greatly look forward to NOT having to leave the house at 6:30am to get to Redeemer for worship on Sundays. We will be living on McHardy Street and we can’t wait to get there.

Towards the end of this month, each of you will be invited to attend a “Cottage Meeting” in the homes of many of your friends here at Redeemer. These meetings will be a great opportunity for us to get to know one another and to also see where God is leading us in ministry – together.

You’ll get more information regarding these meetings the closer they approach. They’ll be about 90 minutes long and will give me an opportunity to tell you a little about myself, about the call process, where I hope we can go as Redeemer with God guiding us, and what role we get to have as a community in that journey.

There will also be an opportunity for you to reflect and answer some questions – which I’ll give you below. I’ll remind us of these questions at each meeting, I just wanted y’all to be thinking about them a bit before those meetings being.

Here are the questions: How long have you been at Redeemer? Why do you come to Redeemer? What excites you about Redeemer? Where do you see God taking you – in your life and in the ministry at Redeemer?

Simple enough right?

God’s blessings to each of you during the month of July. I cannot wait to meet y’all and further grow our relationship as pastor and people!

Can you believe we get to do this? It’s awesome isn’t it?


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