One of my most memorable things about growing up was the Sunday school and Church picnics in the summertime. Church at the park, water baptisms, games, fun and food. Who can forget the great food that church ladies can make. As I have grown older and in my 60's I have seen the value of family time drop by the wayside and it hurts my heart. The all church softball games and volleyball, horseshoes and maybe even the current corn-hole tournaments. Grandma cheering on her grands and even her children. Where did those days go?
I'm here to say that God did not leave and the faith of those who have gone before us still rings in our ears as we round the Spring corner and head for Summer. Faith will still stand if that faith is given down through the family line and even if you have no family, faith in our heavenly Father is what will turn our community's hearts toward God. We want to be the BRIDGE between God and our world here in the future. Will you be a part of it? Can we count on you and our community to be the answer to the break in the family unit by being a part of the family of God. Toni and I would love to invite you to be that community of believers. We love you and want you to know that until Jesus comes, we will keep sharing, keep trusting and keep believing as long as CLC is still around.
Here's to 50 years CLC, and to another 50 if the Lord tarries.
Love and blessing. Dave and Toni Howells Senior Pastors, Church of the Living Christ