I’m calling on our entire JCBC family to mark your calendars for Sunday, October 21, 2018.
On that date, we celebrate our 25th anniversary!
This is a day you will not want to miss!!
For several weeks now, a task force has been working on making our 25th anniversary a day to remember. Here is a brief glance at what you can expect on that special day…
Church-wide Fellowship Breakfast
This is one day when you will certainly want to arrive early. Beginning at 9:45 a.m., we will have a church-wide fellowship breakfast in the Family Life Center and Heritage Room.
There will be no Sunday School on this day. Instead, all Sunday School communities and classes will mingle together in our shared space, as we enjoy conversation, laughter, live music and breakfast foods. This is an opportunity to embrace the grace and beauty of our multigenerational congregation. During this hour, we will abide in the joy of fellowship across the various ages and stages that make our congregation strong. A variety of breakfast foods will be prepared by JCBC Chef, Chris Harwell, and will feature (among other items) his world-famous “grits bar!” Live (background) music will be provided by Adam Courtney and band, and will culminate with the unveiling of an original worship song, written by Adam for the occasion of our 25th anniversary!
This first part of our celebration is something you will not want to miss!
“State of the Church” Combined Worship Service
For our 11:00 a.m. worship hour, we will all gather in the Sanctuary this day for one unified worship celebration. During this service, we will lift our voices together in unity, be inspired by powerful music, and offer our heartfelt gratitude for God’s enduring faithfulness throughout our church’s life. We will mark the occasion with a couple of high moments in worship. And, on this day, I will deliver my annual State of the Church Address, in which we reflect on where God has brought us thus far, and look forward (with courage) to envision where God may be calling us in our new and next era of faith.
The morning will be filled with great joy and maybe even a few surprises. One thing is certain. It will not be the same without you! So, take a moment to reserve that date as a commitment on your calendar.
We have amazing days of adventure ahead as a congregation.
And I want you to experience it!