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Greetings to the church at Penticton

September 11, 2011

Greetings to all our brothers and sisters in Christ in the church at Penticton!

  This is your site.  This is your place to meet each other, to learn from each other, to serve one another and to serve others together, to share your needs, to reach out to our community together, to love the Lord together and to love others together.

So often we end up alone in our little groups, separated by certain differences in doctrine even though we all agree on the basics of what it means to be a Christian, a Christ-follower.  So often we build walls and avoid each other because we have been hurt in the past.  So often we splinter and break into sadly hostile little groups, and many simply wander away, lost and confused.  So often we make negative assumptions about our brothers and sisters outside our comfortable, safe little walls: we make assumptions that, if we only got to truly know each other, we would see how foolish those assumptions really are.  So often we struggle alone to serve, both within our local gathering, and in outreach, because we are small in numbers – and yet together, we could do so much.  So often we find ourselves sadly alone, even if we’re part of a relatively large local gathering.  Even our “unity” gatherings are, all too often, once-in-a-long-while events in which only a few of our local gatherings/churches take part.

This is not as it should be.

So this is your site.  This is your place to gather at any time of the day or night, 365 days a year, to share your heart.  To meet your brothers and sisters.  To ponder your questions, and to share and learn together.  This is also your place to talk about the ways you are learning to serve the Lord, and to find others who have the same desires to reach out – to reach out to those within the body, the family, the church – and to reach out to our community. And this is the place from which you will GO FORTH TOGETHER IN UNITY.  For if this is only a place to talk, it is wasted.  But if it is a place from which the church at Penticton steps out in love for God and for others, it will be worthwhile.  Love is the great commandment.  Love is a verb.  Love is action.  Love is unity.

Brothers and sisters, let us love God and love one another.  Together.

Question:  What is God doing in your life as He walks with you, His beloved child?  What is God doing in and through your local church gathering?  How can we, your brothers and sisters in the church at Penticton join you and be part of your walk?  We are family.  How can we put that into action?

Please write your comments in the comment space below – or if you’d like, please contact us to share your heart in a full blog post.  We’d love to hear from you.

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. October 1, 2011 12:56 pm

    Good question, Gerry! Guess I better add that information on the “Contact page.” To answer your question right now, please email your post to me at “norma.hill@yahoo.ca” and I will post if after checking it over. If a writer wishes to post often, please email me and request to be a regular contributor. I will send you the information on how to be added as a contributor.

  2. Lillian permalink
    September 16, 2011 1:09 pm

    This is a great idea. Lillian

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