Big piles of dirt and a hole in the ground. This is what you will see as you pass the building site at this time. With all the work on RT 48 and the good weather, there is an over abundance of traffic passing by the construction area. So much so that it was actually dangerous to stop and try to get a picture. Hint Hint! Be careful and watch traffic if you stop by to see the site. Focus on safety first. I'll try to get some pictures tomorrow morning early as I head to work. (It seems like the only people up at that time are me, the milkman and the fishermen.) So the temporary driveway is in, the ground is being prepped for the foundation and INTEREST IN NFUMC IS BLOSSOMING.
As Bill Moore spoke about this past Sunday, (check out the sermon on the sermon page) we need to be prepared to share the love and grace of Jesus Christ with our friends and neighbors. With all the interest that the new construction is garnering this is an ideal time to let people know who we are and WHOSE WE ARE. Let everyone know what we are about. It's NOT about inviting people to church to fill the seats. Radical hospitality is about inviting people into YOUR LIVES so they can see what the love and grace of Jesus Christ has done for you. This is what will bring people to the Lord and church. They will see what you have and want it.
Prayer request for the day: Pray that we may develop a culture of Radical Hospitality
Prayer quote for the day: All that a Christian does, even in eating and sleeping, is prayer, when it is done in simplicity, according to the order of God, without either adding to or diminishing from it by his own choice. - John Wesley