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Note from Pastor Doug, May 2023

In Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 (NIV), Solomon writes how there is a time for every purpose under heaven.

There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens:

a time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot,

a time to kill and a time to heal, a time to tear down and a time to build,

a time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance,

a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them,

a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing,

a time to search and a time to give up, a time to keep and a time to throw away,

a time to tear and a time to mend, a time to be silent and a time to speak,

a time to love and a time to hate, a time for war and a time for peace.

Once again summer is just about upon us. It is the time of year for vacations and family fun, going to camp, swimming pools, and cutting the grass. As much as it seems like activities at the church slow down over the summer, it is the time of year that our church goes on display to the community. We have more people coming to and through our church during the summer than we do all year long. We get started on May 13th with the Mother’s Day Tea followed by Mingle on Main on the 18th, and the Yard sale on Saturday the 20th.

In June we will be hosting our annual Vacation Bible School program. This year’s theme is Compassion Camp: Changing the World Through Loving Kindness. This is an excellent opportunity to share the love of Christ with the local children and community and have a good time.

All of these activities take a lot of planning, work, cooperation, and time to put together and run. Timing is important. I hope to see each of you over the summer as we work together to make each of these events a success. We have some wonderful opportunities to show our community who we are at SMPC, so let’s continue to shine the light of Jesus Christ: to discover, experience and share His love with our community and world.

All it takes is a willing heart and a giving spirit.

In His Grip,

Pastor Doug


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