Monday, September 15, 2008

Pastor's Perspective - INFUSED!

I looked up "Infusion" in the dictionary and found that it means to "pour into". Yesterday, the FCC family of believers poured into our community as an invasion force of Christ's goodness.

Months ago we as leaders decided that instead of celebrating our 30th anniversary the old skool way (ie. making our tenure all about us), that we would mark ourselves in Suisun City through humble acts of service, thus pouring all the glory and attention on the only One worthy - Jesus Christ. I can tell you with great joy today - job well done FCC!

We met early for a family breakfast, took communion together, identified teams and went out to show those living and working around us that Christ-focused hearts are others-focused hearts. Numerous teams reached out to the elderly and widows, did much-needed lawn care, picked up trash in local parks and roadways, washed vehicles (including a fire engine and the vehicles of firefighters), cleaned the building, and offered countless acts of service to many. We later rendezvoused at the building for an amazing lunch and a high-octane time of praise & worship. Though smudged and dirty, tired and spent, we all left exhilarated by all God had done and excited about all He would continue to do through us in the future. I invite you to check out our church website and watch the fun!

I want to thank Nicky Peterson for her stellar organizational skills, every team captain, all who volunteered and maintained such Christ-like sacrificial attitudes, those who provided such loving childcare and ministry back at the building, and those in the community who allowed us to wear a towel and serve them. I'm greatly encouraged that this is a new and exciting day for our family faith.

Our greatest gratitude goes to the One who refuses to fail us.

Happy 30th Birthday FCC!

I Love You,

Steve

8 comments:

Jeramy Sossaman said...

such an amazing day. god gets the glory. i really think we should do this several times a year. thanks for your leadership in god's vision!

drick said...

i agree. we should definitely not wait another 30 years to do this again.

Shan said...

This is the kind of stuff I live for! I really enjoyed it. We DO need to continue this type of stuff out in the community. It really gave people a sense of accomplishment and pride in our church. The good kind of pride!

Sharon said...

I agree! We need to do this kinda church more often!

Cheryl said...

Sounds amazing!!! I am still questioning God's timing in this move... I so wish we could have been there! Blessings to you and the FCC family!

bronwenhealyhope said...

so excited and expectant of all that God is going to do and through you guys as a family of believers.....

really excited.

may your communities and yourselves never be the same again...

love bron. (can't wait to visit again!)

Natalie said...

One more vote for doing this more often!!!

Jackie Ojeda-Chambers said...

Hey Pastor Steve! Been there done that! Thanks to my FCC brothers and sisters come in the nic of time! God is so good! I just love it! I am in awe when God speaks with a still small voice, yet powerful to change our perspective on things happening.

I am so grateful that HE chose you Pastor Steve to lead us and teach us the way we should go. You are a great mentor and a down to earth
"Real Person".

I just love it!