We should keep on encouraging each other to be thoughtful and to do helpful things. 25Some people have given up the habit of meeting for worship, but we must not do that. We should keep on encouraging each other, especially since you know that the day of the Lord's coming is getting closer.
Hebrews 10:24-25 CEV
Most of you know that Calvary’s dear friend Shirley McKnight passed away last week. We celebrated her life with a service yesterday at Case and supper at Calvary. Thank you to all who made both elements of her service special. Moreover, both planning for the event and the event itself pressed upon me the importance and absolute necessity for all of us to be a family of believers.
God knew who he’d call to Calvary and when. He knew and knows we need each other. We need the fellowship, friendship, and the embrace of other followers of Christ. Together we support and love each other as Christ would, sharing the same call to make new disciples of those in a world desperate for Jesus.
In the well-known verse from Hebrews above we are called to encourage each other and come together to worship and fellowship. Notice it does not say we were to only to do so once a week. Our growth as followers of Christ both individually and corporately, directly relates to how we spend out time. Sunday mornings alone won’t get it done. We need more Jesus and more from each other than just an hour or so a week.
In order to better address that reality, we are bringing back “Family Night.” Each Wednesday night beginning September 6th we’ll have supper for those who want and need a night out of the kitchen before we begin something for everyone at 6:36 PM. We’ll have Youth Group, Kids Club, Next Gen for Young Adults, and Adult Bible Studies. We are forming teams to lead each program and take care of supper. Remember 1 Corinthians 12:27, “Together you are the body of Christ. Each one of you is part of his body (CEV).” Please volunteer to help one of the teams. You are all needed and you don’t need to be there every Wednesday…none of us can. But Family Night will become a part of your week you just won’t want to miss both when you serve or when you simply experience it. Christ will be there. Experience Him.