At 1st on Chatham we have been experiencing slow and sustained growth over the two years of our existence. It is an honor and a joy to help lead such a vibrant, committed, and growing community. Since January we have averaged 90% capacity of the theater seating and there were only two Sundays that we were less than 80% full! So many of you have helped to make extra room by putting kids in laps, standing in the balcony, or even moving to the overflow (sun) room. Thank you for your gracious spirits and hospitality.
This is exciting news and something to be celebrated, but it also signals that there is no more room for growth. In order to continue to continue to reach new people we have to do something different. We are putting together a team to organize and discern an additional 1st on Chatham worship service and we will need your help. Currently, we are looking at the beginning of September as a start date. How can you help you ask?
Thanks for asking, I would love for you to help and here is how:
- Pray: pray for clear vision and discernment that in all things we follow the will of Christ.
- Serve: to add an additional service will mean we need double the servants (greeter, musician, usher, slides, set up, tear down, communion, lay reader). Contact email@example.com to join a servant team.
- Commit: We will need some of you to commit to attend the new service. This will allow us to create space in the current service as well as create a core group for the new service. If you would like to be a part of the team please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Invite: Once we are organized and ready to roll get the word out!
There will be much more information and communication in the coming weeks and months. Doing something new takes a lot of hard work, sacrifice, and trust and I am glad that I am partnered with each of you as we take a step together in faith.
Your co-worker in Christ,
Rev. Colin Snider