Thursday, June 24, 2010

The Vision (6/24/10): A Time for "Firsts"

Photo:  A scene from CRBC's first Vacation Bible School:  "Great Stories from the Book of Daniel"

I suppose every church plant goes through a season of “firsts.” This is certainly true for Christ Reformed Baptist Church.

We had our first Lord’s Day meeting on January 3, 2010 and will soon mark the six month milestone from our beginning.

In the past few weeks we have had the first babies born among those in our fellowship with the arrivals of Katie Crickenberger and Samuel Gorman.

There have been joyous firsts and sorrowful firsts. The first death and funeral service came in May when we bade earthly farewell to Bill LaGrange.

This week we have hosted our first Vacation Bible School. Our meeting space had been buzzing each evening with children singing, reciting Scripture verses, and learning about the exploits of Daniel, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego.

Last Sunday afternoon we had our first observance of the Lord’s Supper. We are also making plans for our first baptismal service by the end of summer.

This coming Sunday (June 27th) we will have our first meeting for attendees to share our first budget (July-December, 2010) and our first Membership Covenant and Constitution.

This is an exciting season of “firsts” for CRBC. We praise God for his abundant and faithful blessings.

Grace and peace, Pastor Jeff Riddle

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