A Word from Pastor Troy - 6/9/2021
Yikes! Orchard Beach is averaging 50% of our attendance since pre-Covid. Yes, that means 1/2 of our church has left the building!
I get it! --world-wide pandemic, vaccines, option of online viewership--and hey--IT'S SUMMER! I truly do get it!
Never-the-less, I want to encourage 3 things!
1. ENJOY YOUR NEW FREEDOMS AND THE SUMMER WEATHER!!
We've been cooped up and masked up for too long. You deserve some time in the sun! Get out. Be with your family. Wear sunscreen!
2. DON'T GET TOO COMFORTABLE AWAY FROM GOD'S HOUSE!
The first step away from God is a step away from God's people. We need each other. Stay connected, as you are able, for true life fulfillment only comes thru walking with the Lord. I love a day on the beach as much as anyone else - but nothing has proven to sustain me and strenghtne me like being with God's people in His house.
3. STEWARD YOUR SUMMER TO PREPARE FOR FALL - BEACH BASICS
Beach Basics is designed to help you take your next step and be more connected. It's also designed for you to help someone else take their next step. In preparation for the Fall, consider inviting others to RSVP with you
to one of our Beach Basics meetings. You can expereince the thrill of helping someone else take a simple but potentially life-changing next step. https://www.orchardbeach.church/next-steps/beach-basics/
Also, we know Fall is a couple months away, but it will be here sooner than we think. To plan ahead for greater connection::
We are following Jesus - step by step!!
Troy KeithPastor - Orchard Beach Assembly