Memorial struggled for several years. Even our get-togethers were divided. Work had to be done.
I can't say exactly how God reversed our trend, but He surely did. Here are a few reasons:
- Children's Ministries....whether it be VBS, Fall Festival, or this week's Christmas Program, children bring adults into a special kind of unified goal; do a good job.
- Local Works....whether the teens are conducting Work Camp or adults are unloading and packaging food for Mary's Pantry, we have members applying their faith through works...side by side.
- Celebrations....Shane Coffman is key in this for Memorial. The worship leader is such for you. We don't assemble to put in our time but to celebrate the glory of God. Last night we had our church Christmas Party. The food, the preparation, the dressing up, the entertainment (?) and the mood were all a sampling of a church which enjoys being together.
Cohesion is a significant matter....evidently the Three felt the same....Gen. 1:26, Rom. 8:9-11.