Friends, it is Friday, February 9, 2018. This coming Sunday, HCI Town Hall Conversations immediately following the morning worship. It will be a covered dish event. Be creative.
The fish and frying oil has been bought for our fourth annual Fat Tuesday Fried Fish and Covered Dish Fellowship. It will be fun and delicious at the same time. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to rsvp. This helps in the planning.
Lest I forget, Wednesday is Valentine’s Day and Ash Wednesday.
You have read much about the Healthy Church Initiative (HCI).
You have read the prescriptions given to us by the HCI Team. If you have not read the prescriptions and would like a copy, emailed or mailed to you, contact Melissa: 972.298.6121, or email@example.com.
I thought of something that I would like to share. Instead of “Healthy Church Initiative” we call it “Healthy Change Initiative.” You have heard me write, ad nauseam, change is constant.
This process will bring about change. It will challenge us to set outside our comfort zone. Anytime a prescription is given to any of us after a doctor’s visit, there are instructions that come with the script. There might be some lifestyle changes that come with the prescription. That really is my point.
At one time in my life I weighed 267 pounds, 42 inch waist. I was unhealthy and killing myself. I was working at leaving Edna as a widow and my children, fatherless. It was not fair to them. I was selfish and self-centered. Yes, my knee replacement radically changed the way I have come to live. And in fact, I lost 67 pounds. But bad habits were creeping back in and weight was returning. I had to have a healthy change about myself and the gifts God entrusted to me: myself and my family and this church.
Just maybe a “Healthy Change Initiative” for FUMCD is what the Healthy Church Initiative is really asking us to do. I’m all in.
With all this going for us, my dear, dear friends, stand your ground. And don’t hold back. Throw yourselves into the work of the Master, confident that nothing you do for him is a waste of time or effort.
1 Corinthians 15:58 (MSG)
See you Sunday.
Blessings from Duncanville,