Rev. Danita Waller-Paige
The danger for any Church, even a great one like Geyer Springs UMC, is that it become staff driven rather than lay driven. I want to hear your hopes and dreams and ideas for the ministry of the church. That will be the purpose behind “Pizza With The Pastor”. We will bring the pizza and you bring your hopes and dreams and ideas, and we will share together. These will not be “gripe” sessions, but rather times of Holy Conversation around how we can make a strong Church even stronger.
Our first “Pizza With The Pastor” was held on September 19th at 7:00pm at the home of the Templeton Family. This was specifically focused on the youth and young adults of our church. I am hoping that we will make this a monthly gathering and that each month we will focus on a different area of the ministry of the church that is on the “front burner.”
Let me set the stage for that conversation: All across the American Church there has been a steady decline in worship attendance. Church experts now say that if a person attends worship only once a month, they are regular church attenders. Almost across the board, attendance at existing services is declining. That has been our experience at Geyer Springs in the last few years. Those churches that are showing increases in worship attendance are doing so because they are starting new services and/or implementing portions to the existing worship experiences that are inclusive to all in attendance. It’s time to move forward and we need all of you to help with the move. For more information email me at Danita.firstname.lastname@example.org or text me at 501 612-0746 or contact Anna Templeton at the Church’s office.
Next up! Coffee and Conversation with Pastor Dee: LADIES ONLY edition. Saturday, October 5, 2019 at 7:00am in the Parlor. Hope to see you there!