Greetings Beloved Church,
I am so excited to be in worship with you this Sunday. First, I want to say thank you to our youth who led worship last Sunday. It was incredibly inspiring and impactful. If you weren’t able to be there, I want to encourage you to go to our church website: brownspointchurch.org and click on sermons. The video will soon be posted and you can watch their incredible messages!
This Sunday, we are kicking off our new sermon series, “Implementing God’s Dreams!” We have dreamed about what God wills for our church and now is the time to make those dreams a reality. Sometimes, implementation is challenging for a number of reasons like fears get in the way or obstacles and barriers seem overwhelming. God told us “do not fear, for I am with you.” I truly believe that God is with us in implementing his dreams. God will be with us when it works, when it doesn’t, and when we need to regroup.
For the next couple of weeks we are going to be talking about our new strategic plan. I am really excited for the four directions our church is headed in the next few years!
Here are our four goals:
- Foster community outreach and partnerships
- Build a community of faith for generations to come
- Become a multi-generational and diverse community of faith
- Promote leadership development
This Sunday we are focusing on the first goal which is to foster community outreach and partnerships. I have seen great development in this area for our church since arriving in the summer of 2015. We have deepened certain partnerships like My Sister’s Pantry, the Nourish Food Bank, and the backpack program! Thank you again to everyone who donated so we could make 600 backpacks for kids on free and reduced lunch!
We have also created new partnerships with Browns Point Elementary School and PTA, the Browns Point Improvement Club, Metro Parks Tacoma, the Northeast Tacoma Neighborhood Council and the Browns Point Salmon Bake. I love watching our church be involved in our community in tangible ways! I can’t wait to see what new partnerships God has for us this year and how God will deepen our existing relationships!
Come this Sunday as we discuss our first goal and center our lives in following God’s dream for our church!
Rev. Katie Klosterman