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July 5, 2020
West Campus Family,
On Tuesday evenings, The Source leadership has been gathering with whoever wanted to join us for prayer and fellowship.(We’d love to have you! Send me an email!) This Tuesday I shared from Hebrews 10:23-25. The passage ends: “Let us not neglect to meet together as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day approaching.”
Of course, the writer of Hebrews had no way of knowing that our meeting together would be on Zoom and through screens, but the meeting together is important. It is part of our faith that we gather to support one another, to challenge one another, to pray for one another, to learn from one another, and to encourage one another.
As the COVID-19 crisis continues, we are physically distant, but we do not want you to neglect meeting together. Staying engaged is especially important as we fatigue of screens and think that we can do life without our church community. Below are some ways that I hope you will stay engaged:
Show up for worship LIVE! Not in person but in real time. Yes, you can watch worship after the fact, but there is something powerful about watching it together. We hope that you will join us LIVE, so that you can engage in the chat. You can greet people that you would normally see on Sunday, and you can experience the holy mystery that is still knitting us together.
Meet with a group. If you are not involved in a class or a small group, now is the time. We have classes and groups for all ages and stages. Especially as parents are the primary disciplers of children in this season, it is important for us all to be growing in faith. Contact Emil Niz at [email protected] for more information about connecting with a group.
Serve. We have service opportunities available on both campuses. On Wednesdays at the West Campus, we have a food distribution that serves nearly 200 families. This is a huge operation, and we need lots of help. Contact Paula Niz at [email protected] for more information.
Give Financially. Connection and investment in your church is still important in this season. Our heart often follows our money, so it is important that your resources are still connected to your faith. We hope that you will continue to give as you are able, and to do so in a regular, disciplined way.
Please don’t hesitate to reach out to any of the pastors. I am praying for you all as we navigate this season together.
Rev. Brandi Tevebaugh Horton
Senior Associate Pastor
First Methodist Houston