What I Love Most About Our Church

Early last Thursday morning, I was finishing up some of the yard work we didn’t get finished on work day. We had run out of mulch, so I was finishing the job. The air was crisp, I could see my breath, the sky was so blue, the sun bright . . . what a morning! As I worked around the church I was reminded how much I love this place. As I thought, I contemplated. I do, and really do, love this place, this physical place. The old building and the new one we built. I love the property, all the space, the grass; we have room to grow.

“What’s next, Lord?” I mused.

As I worked and contemplated, I realized what I love most about this place has nothing to do with brick and mortar, chairs and carpet, sound equipment or any other material things. What I love is the presence of the Lord and the people who call this place home. I love the lives represented, the families, babies, toddlers, teenagers, young adults, and well, the rest of us.

I love what Jesus has done, continues to do, and will do in the future. I love watching our church grow, change, struggle, rejoice and rest in Jesus. I love when we come together to worship, I love watching you fellowship after church or during special times of fellowship. I love to hear you laugh. I cherish our time together. God is so good!

This coming Thursday, Susan and I will be off on our grand adventure. First stop . . . I’m sorry . . . convention in Hawaii, Then we are off to visit our youngest son, Logan, in Japan. After that, we will travel to Thailand to minister with our Foursquare missionaries there. A quick visit with Susan’s mom in the San Francisco area and then we will come back home on July 1.

Wow . . . just so you know, we will miss you! God bless you one and all!


Connection Groups

Who of you enjoy adventure or cooking or having a young family, or maybe you just enjoy getting together with others to talk, pray or study God’s word, or maybe you are the crafty type who wants to learn a new skill like roller skating or ballroom dancing, if you (and I am sure you do) fit one or more of these categories and a few others, you will find a group of people that you can relate to that will be meeting this summer.

This summer here are at the Dennison Foursquare Church we are offering Connections Groups!

Connection, by definition, is a relationship in which a person, thing, or idea is linked or associated with something else. As a church family, we are first linked by our love for God and our desire to follow Him. But, there are other things that connect us and bring us together. It may be an activity you enjoy or a life situation that you have in common, but we can all connect with someone else and grow in our Christian walk. Proverbs 27:17 tells us, “As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another” (NIV).

So we are offering 18 Connection Groups this year and I know you will find a group that you fit with. Take time this morning to look over our brochure and sign up for a group or two, or three, or four that interest you.

Love spending time with my church family,