Rev. William Bills
August 22, 2019
Where has the summer gone? This one seems to have gone by very quickly. I know we still have a couple weeks until Labor Day but students are returning to campus, moving vans and pick-up trucks are all over the streets of East Lansing, and families are getting their younger children ready for another school year. This is a time for a lot of transitions and new beginnings. Please keep all those preparing for a new school year in your prayers next week.
This Sunday, August 25, we return to our two service schedule. The REACH service will be at 9:00 a.m. every week and the traditional service will begin at 11:00 a.m. each week. On Sunday, September 8, we will hold our kick-off Sunday. Following the 11:00 a.m. service, the REACH band will play music on the front lawn. Burgers, hot dogs, and drinks will be available for lunch, too. There is a card in the Sunday bulletin advertising the event. The card also has general church information on it. Please use that card as an invitation to someone you know who might like to visit one or both of the services on September 8 and have lunch with us.
On Sunday, September 1, Connie Gamage will be our preacher for both services! You don’t want to miss out on Connie’s sermon!
Saturday, September 7, MSU plays a home football game. We will have people at the church for football parking. We will also have 14 people working the concession stand at Spartan Stadium. The second weekend of September will be busy!
Beginning September 15, I will do a five-sermon series based on Adam Hamilton’s book, When Christians Get it Wrong. Contact the church office if you would like us to order a book for you. There will also be several other classes and groups that will begin meeting in September. Look for the promotional booklet at church with all the activities for fall listed in it.
Our website has a great deal of information it, including a detailed church calendar. We are posting the latest news about the United Methodist Church on our Facebook page. Be sure to like the page and keep up to date on the denomination as we move toward another General Conference in May of 2020.