My daughter, Ellie, got married a year ago last April. She and Erik live in Gresham, OR, where Erik works at Starbucks while finishing up his business degree and Ellie is a nanny for two families. In addition to her work as a nanny, Ellie decided to become a volunteer at the local animal shelter. When I heard that, I knew it was only a matter of time before they brought home a dog. So, although we don't expect a grandbaby anytime soon, we do have a granddog named Milo.
Adopting an animal is a wonderful experience, but adopting a child is even more amazing. The lives of both the child and the parents (and family) are forever altered as a family is formed and someone who was all alone now is in a place of belonging. I've known a number of people who've adopted children and some who have been adopted themselves.
While adoption is a wonderful thing, it's not without challenges. There are rough times and plenty of tears and pain as everyone learns to adapt to a new family dynamic.
In Galatians 4:5 we're reminded of the wonderful truth that God has adopted us into his family!
God sent (Jesus) to buy freedom for us who were slave to the law, so that he could adopt us as his very own children.
This Sunday, June 10th, we will look at this wonderful news and consider what it means for us. I hope you'll be able to join us!
Congregational Business Meeting & All-Church BBQ Potluck
This Sunday, June 10th, we will have a brief congregational meeting immediately following worship. We will be voting to approve Al Bisnett as the church Treasurer to fulfill the remainder of the term as Clint Estes has had to resign due to work demands. We will also be voting on a Nominating Committee who will identify candidates for positions on the 2019 Church Council.
After this short meeting we will gather outside for a BBQ Potluck. Meat, fixings and drinks will be provided. Please plan on bringing side dishes and dessert.
Church Campout - June 15-17
Plan on joining us for our annual campout at Bridgeport State Park. We've reserved a group camping area in which you can pitch a tent or bring your trailer. You can even choose to come down for the day if you're not able to camp.
For those staying all weekend, you'll get a preview sermon from Pastor Jeff on Saturday evening. For those who will be at church on Sunday the 17th, our Worship Celebration will take place as usual.
See Scott Larson for more info
Vacation Bible School - June 24-29
Now is the time to register your children, grandchildren, and any other children you know for our VBS.
Now is also the time to sign up to volunteer in one of the many ways you can help out to make this wonderful program happen. We're still in need of a few more helpers! Look for the table display at church or contact Naomi Murray at 509-668-7517.
Thoughts about living as a Jesus follower and life at Community Covenant Church