From the Desk of the Lay Director – Dec. 2017

De Colores Community,

Recently I began attending a new men’s bible study with a friend in another town. The group has been meeting for some time now and they are quite a fun bunch of men to spend time with. At first the method of study was a bit foreign to me as they had chosen a particular book of the bible each week reading a chapter or two, taking it at face value and then having a short discussion on what they learned. I had quite a laugh when the first week that I attended one of the men ask which chapter they had gotten to and another replied ‘Exodus 35, it seems like we have been in Exodus forever…’ Well can you just imagine how they must have felt back in the day?

Earlier today I received a phone call letting me know that we needed to find a place for our December Llano Estacado Emmaus Community meeting due to a gas leak at Generations Church. Unfortunately, the leak will be costly to fix and cannot be repaired in time for our meeting. My first thought when I heard the news was about how difficult it must be having a significant expenditure at this time of year. Please join me in prayer for Ed Ainsworth and the congregation at Generations for God’s provision and abundant blessing during this Christmas season.

Pastor Joseph Fly has generously offered Cooper United Methodist Church to host our Community Gathering on short notice. It’s the little things that really make a difference this time of year, and the blessing of a place to be in community in a small way gives a nod to the reason for the season. Let’s pack this place and sing praises to our King!

In Christ,

Rod Smith

Upcoming Opportunities

• December Community Gathering: December 7, 2017
Cooper United Methodist Church
16612 Loop 493, Lubbock, TX 79423
(approximately 2 blocks south of Cooper High School)

• Young Women’s Journey #42: January 4-7, Ashdon Hancock – Lay Director

• Young Men’s Journey: January 11-14

• Women’s Walk #144: February 15-18, 2018, Diane Qubty – Lay Director