Recently I was going through an old book that I found in the church. In it, I found the bulletin from Sunday, March 27, 1983. Yours truly wasn’t even around at that time. 🙂 It piqued my curiosity, so I took a few minutes to read it over. What I found was absolutely fascinating.
Here’s what it said:
“The reality of the church is this:
The commitment of ourselves
Into relationship with one another;
interweaving our lives
by acts and attitudes of love.
Love taught by the word of God,
inspired by the spirit of God,
enabled by re-creation of our natures
through individual faith in Christ,
who revealed love’s redeeming strength
by giving Himself up for us
and living again to dwell in us.”
I was enamored by this simple yet profound statement. Throughout the next few weeks I would like to go through this statement with you. I would like to break it down and talk about what this means. But I hope that this isn’t purely a monologue from me. I also hope to receive feedback from you all about how this church used to operate in the ways mentioned above.
What I propose is a fun and interactive way to talk about the best of what our church was and still is. Despite the fact that I changed some aspects of how we do church at Covina Evangelical Free Church, I want to preserve and celebrate all the things that this church has represented to so many people. It is my prayer that you will join me as I look to learn about our history and celebrate the ways in which God has blessed it, and will continue to bless it into the future!
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