Update from Pastor Glen – September 16, 2022
Hey South family.
It’s so good to be able to share with you for just for a couple of minutes. So just please bear with me until the end. And also if you are getting this as part of an email then please check through the email that Jenny is putting together. She’s got a fancy diagram thing going on, she said, so that’s exciting. If you’re on social media and you’re not getting our email yet, then please let us know by clicking the link and we’ll get you signed up so you can get all the up to date information as to what’s happening.
So what is happening? Not much! Just starting the church again on October 2nd. No big deal. There’s a lot happening.
This last Sunday we moved all the equipment from here at 33 over to the South, filled the container. It was great. We fit it all in, praise the Lord. So we are tracking towards a major launch on October 2nd. Please plan to be with us. We’re excited to see you. I’m already imagining what it’s going to be like to stand up for the first time in what feels like so long, and sharing with you guys and enjoying worship as a church family. So please, please, please plan on being with us October 2nd.
What’s happening in the two weekends before that? Originally we thought, well maybe we could have a bit of a worship and prayer time on the 25th, and what I’m realizing now, and as a team we talked about yesterday, is we’re not sure whether we’re going to be able to do that really well. So we’d rather do something really well than do something that just ends up as giving the team extra work and we could have just waited. So what do I mean by that? This coming Sunday the 18th and the following Sunday 25th is for those people who are on volunteer teams. So if you’re not signed up for a volunteer team, shame on you. And secondly, please don’t come on the 11th, sorry, the 18th and the 25th. This is the first time in my ministry career that I have encouraged people not to come to church. You are not welcome. It sounds so odd. But the reason is we have lots and lots of teams to train and we really need to focus on training all the teams on the 18th and 25th. But we would love to see you on October 2nd because all those teams will be well trained up and we’ll be raring to go.
If you’re in one of those volunteer teams or if you want to be in one of those volunteer teams, then please connect with Jenny if you want to join. We have lots of different opportunities to serve. But whether you’re on the ushers team, welcome team, tech team, setup team, worship team, kids team, the list goes on and on, then please check your emails. Keep in connection with your leaders like Sarah, Courtney or Jenny for when you come, what time you come on the 18th and the 25th. There’s lots and lots to keep track of, but we’re really excited to see you over the next few weeks.
What else is going on? Online Church will be starting at the South as well. I’m hesitant to say we’ve got it on October 2nd because I actually really want you to come out on October 2nd, but we are starting Online Church on October 2nd at the South as well. So that will be going, which we’re really pleased about.
And then the other thing I want to share with you, it’s a request and it’ll be in the email too, is if you’ve come to Willow Park Church, not just the South, but Willow Park Church as a result of one of our outreach events… what do I mean by that? So Living Nativity or Alpha or Alpha Marriage… anything that we have done, reaching out into the community, if you’ve come to Willow Park Church as a result of that, even if you were a Christian before and you just heard about Willow Park Church through that, then can you please let Jenny know? Because we’re doing a little bit of a, we want to build a couple of stories together and build a bit of a package around the amazing things that are happening through outreach at the church. So if you’ve come to Willow Park Church as a result of some kind of gift that we have given to the community, Living Nativity, etc, please let us know. We’d love to hear from you. Okay?
I think I’ve gone on long enough. Please check out the email below. Check out Jenny’s fancy diagram and I look forward to seeing you on October 2nd. Major launch. Really excited. Please pray for us and we’ll see you very very soon.