As we worship together in such a beautiful and spacious place, it has become more obvious than ever that there is so much more room for others on Sunday morning. Since the rebuilding of the Pepper Building began many years ago, the people of First Church have made many significant and intentional decisions to rebuild and provide space for a large congregation with a very active community of faith.
Last week I had what I would consider a thoroughly civic Monday. I began the day in the deep recesses of 201 Poplar and ended the afternoon in the chambers of the Shelby County Commission, serving as honorary chaplain and giving the invocation before the County Commissioners met.
I do believe God possibly ordained my time in 201 to make sure I didn’t let the whole County Chaplain thing go to my head.
Greetings from the beautiful and steamy Downtown Memphis! I am incredibly excited about our First Sunday in the new sanctuary on August 5. My excitement grows as I read people’s comments on Facebook and hear so many people tell me how thrilled they are to see us once again have a sanctuary for worship once again. I am amazed when I think back over the last year and all that has gone into this building project.
Greetings from 1st Church, the dynamic outpost of incredible ministry in the name of Jesus Christ! As we are in the final stretch towards August 5th, our First Sunday in the new Sanctuary, I am absolutely amazed at how much has been accomplished by God through you the people of First Church. It was just over a year ago when I put a vision before each of you I felt God was leading us as a community to fulfill.
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.
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.