God's Response to Division
Dear Spry Family,
These are challenging times for our nation, our world, and all of us. Where can we find hope? How can we help others find hope? Does God have a message for us at a time like this?
Those are the guiding questions behind a new series that we begin this Sunday. This weekend, I'll preach about division and God's response. It's going to be a timely message. I've been really encouraged by the connections I discovered as I prepared, and I think you'll find the message to be helpful and hopeful as well.
Calling All Artists
We are planning a Celebration of the Arts at The Link Community Youth Center. If you are a student of any age we would love to talk with you about submitting your art for our gallery! Pieces can be displayed only or put up for sale to support missions. Date and details are TBD but if you are an artist and are interested, please contact us at Chris@SpryChurch.com.
"Today, Lord!" Updates
Good news! The former Pine Grove parsonage was sold last Friday. In working the deal, we paid off the entire debt related to the MPR/gym at Pine Grove and actually used a church rental property as collateral on the new line of credit as may be needed for funding renovation costs. This recent development is one more indication that we are off to a great start toward achieving the goals of the "Today, Lord!" capital campaign. This journey of faith is all about expanding ministry, helping more people come alive in Jesus, and making a difference in our community.
Thanks to all those who have already returned commitment cards for our "Today, Lord!" campaign. Our faithful response to God's call will extend our reach and impact for the kingdom of God during this critical time. This weekend, both online and in person, you'll be invited to complete and submit your card as an act of worship. We'll have cards available during outdoor worship. You can use the card we'll hand out Sunday, or the card you received in the mail. Or, you can go online here and complete it that way. In addition, cards are available anytime through the church office (Office@SpryChurch.com / 717-741-1429).
This is how you can help support God's vision for us to share the Gospel as one church in two campuses alive in Jesus through worship, service, and building a vibrant community. As we respond in faith together, we'll see more lives touched and changed in Jesus' name. What a privilege for us to be part of God's work today!
Our Pine Grove Campus will provide free Community Meals to those in need the 3rd Wednesday of each month starting October 21 from 5:30-7:30 pm (or until meals last). Volunteers are needed for distribution and cookie making. Contact Luke@SpryChurch.com to volunteer.
Thank you for all you do, Spry, to show and share the love of Jesus here in our community and beyond. It's a great time for us to be the church together. I look forward to a meaningful and joyful experience this weekend celebrating God's faithfulness, online and in person, and I'm excited to worship God with you!