Greetings on a beautiful Spring day in Downtown Memphis! If you have worshiped with us in the last few weeks, you may have noticed a little bit of a trend in the New Testament scripture I have been preaching from. It's been the same scripture passage for a few weeks. I promise I have not run out of ideas or options for scriptures to preach from. I have chosen to spend a few weeks on Matthew 28:16-20 for a very important reason.
Greetings from the post-Easter haze that covers many of us who put so much into last weeks wonderful and impactful worship and celebration of all God has done for us through Jesus and continues to do today!
Greetings from your outpost of dynamic and Christ centered ministry each and everyday in Downtown Memphis! I am absolutely amazed at how much has taken place in the last year at First Church. The most visible event is obviously the building of the new sanctuary.
The month of January has been really exciting here at the corner of Second and Poplar. The really big equipment came rolling in and the steeple on the new sanctuary was put together piece by piece and set amongst the skyline of Downtown Memphis. I have found my self particularly excited by this feat of architectural, engineering, and construction efforts.
Greetings from the heart of Downtown Memphis which is beginning to look a bit like Christmas! Unbelievably we are now pretty much fully in the Christmas season. In fact, this Sunday is the first Sunday we will celebrate Advent in our worship service. I love the Christmas season for so many reasons.
I really never thought I would be excited about coming to work and seeing windows installed but I really was excited Monday when I noticed the crew was putting in the first pane of glass in the top windows. For some reason, that made the reality of the new sanctuary real for me this week. It is so exciting to see the visible and tangible progress of what God is building up here at First Church.