Pastor Tom's Monthly Message: November
The Source of Our Hope
Greetings in the Name of Christ,
As always, Pat and I pray that this newsletter finds you all doing well and feeling encouraged and strengthened by the great faith that is found in Jesus Christ. I had a young lady ask me not long ago when I mentioned in a sermon that Jesus was the source of our hope, “What exactly does that mean?” It was there that I got to explain to her that no matter what happens in the world or in life, Jesus has given us promises of eternal life, encouragement in days of trouble and an understanding that the best is yet to come for all believers when we get to Glory. Hope is where we find faith, because without faith there is no hope. I had her read Hebrews 11 and she understood that hope is the result of faith. So, our hope, as your pastor and pastor’s wife, is that your hope in Christ produces a great faith in you every day.
I have the privilege of welcoming Rev. Craig Saunders to the staff here at Park Place as our new Worship Leader/Pastor. Brother Craig comes to us in a time of transition and re-focusing of our ministries and I am certain that he will be a great help to us with the experience that he has in this area. His wife Brenda is a very sweet and kind lady and I look forward to getting to know them both. Our Visioning Teams are meeting, praying and moving forward in the Book of Nehemiah as we “Rise up and build” a great work for Christ here at Park Place. Pray for your church. Pray for these teams. Pray for this community and how we can engage them and be used of Jesus as tools to radically transform lives through the impactful Gospel of Jesus Christ. That’s what we are here for. That’s what He left us here for. That’s what gives a hopeless world hope to live by. Join us and help us rise up and build for the glory of Jesus Christ!
We will be having our annual Thanksgiving meal on Wednesday evening the 15th at 6:30 in the Fellowship Hall. We will have no Wednesday services on the 22nd so that families can get prepared for their family time on Thanksgiving Day. We will also be hosting the BSCNC Dental bus on the 18th for an abbreviated ministry day to the community and our city.
God bless each of you and we will see you in God’s House here at Park Place!
Pastor Tom and Pat Campbell