Yesterday in my personal devotion time, I read a sermon by Frederick Buechner. One line read, “Power, success, happiness, as the world knows them, are his who will fight for them hard enough; but peace, love, joy, are only from God.” In my current circumstance, my mind landed on the idea that peace comes only from God. I struggle with peace lately. More so because I think I am grinding to gain the rewards the world offers from my hard labors. I am seeking “success” when I don’t know that it can even be defined at this moment. But what I really need is peace.
So I hope and pray for peace—for you, me, our world, our community, and our congregation. As a church and as leadership, we continue to work to discern the best path forward. We know it is important that you remain connected—to one another, to friends, to God. To that end, we are working to rethink how the fall will look as our families and their children return to school. Yes, our ministries will look different. But our vision remains—we seek to connect people to Jesus Christ and a community of faith. And we hope to help everyone remain engaged in a life of faith—which may offer some peace in a world filled with chaos. Over the next few days, Will Dyer, our senior pastor, will be providing a video update regarding where we are and where we may be headed over the next couple of months. Thank you for your continued patience and support as we navigate uncharted waters.
This Sunday evening, we will have church in conference. It will be held in the main sanctuary at 6PM. If you have concerns about attending, you can watch the conference which will be live streamed at https://discoverfbc.org/church-in-conference/. You will have opportunity to submit questions and comments through the virtual platform. The information to connect for the conference is provided below.
In the Hope of the Gospel,