As a church we voted to move and to change our church name. We voted unanimously. We voted because we want to be salt and light and provide ourselves with better opportunities to do that. We'll be in a better location to reach Indians, we'll be in a better sized worship facility, we'll be in a more visible location. We'll be meeting on Sunday mornings, which makes sense for believers and is a bit easier on families with kids. We have made all these choices in an effort to take a step forward as a church.
Shajan John our retreat speaker this year, talked about how to step forward you have to leave the ground you are on. This is often the most difficult part. And in many ways, I'm sad about leaving the relationships and opportunities in Westchester behind. My eyes are opened anew to the opportunities here as I see chances to engage Gabe's kindergarten class and soccer team. We have neighbors who have been friends for the past couple of years. All of these things as well as the relationships with the people of Grace make this step forward difficult. But, often it is the difficult things that are best. There are still more difficult steps for us to take, things we need to change, ways we need to grow as a church. This step is not the endpoint of the journey. Only the very first step.
Please pray for us.