See, Touch, and Taste Grace this Sunday

Walter Cantwell

Dear Belin Church Family,

I enjoyed worshiping in The Sanctuary this past Sunday, providing me the opportunity to hear our Belin Chancel Choir. Mike also mentioned how he enjoyed worshiping in The Harbor with the Praise Band. It was good for both of us to see many of you that we usually don’t see on Sunday mornings. Our architectural firm, Blue Ridge Architects, was in town for a meeting with the Building Team, and they expressed how much they appreciated the music on both sides of the street. We truly are blessed at Belin Memorial.

Every week it seems as if something exciting is happening around the church. Mike, the staff, and I are committed to doing a better job of communicating with you, the congregation, so that everyone knows what is happening and how they can become connected with the life of the church. Be on the lookout for these weekly notes that tell the story of Belin Memorial.

You do not want to miss the special Gathering on Monday, August 6, at 6 PM. During dinner, our ZOE Team will be sharing inspiring stories about how God is using this empowerment program to give vulnerable children a second chance at life. Come discover the many ways you can get involved in supporting this amazing mission. If you plan on attending, contact Brandy Streett.

Yesterday, 51 high schoolers and adults headed to Charlotte for their summer mission trip. There they will help do organizational work at Operation Christmas Child, stock Harvest Food Bank, work in the Crisis Assistant Ministry’s shop, and do a little gardening for a community garden. Keep them in your prayers.

The Building Team has been hard at work this summer. This past week they shared the Strategic Vision Report with Blue Ridge Architects. From these meetings, Blue Ridge has begun working on creating a design for our campus. We are still a ways from presenting the preliminary drawings to the congregation, but work is being done so that there will be a solid foundation for the future of Belin Memorial.

Make sure to join us in worship this weekend. In both The Sanctuary and The Harbor, we will celebrate Holy Communion, as is our tradition on the first Sunday of each month. Holy Communion provides a place in worship where we are able to see, touch, and taste grace. Come this Sunday with an expectation to meet the Risen Lord at the altar.

As always, I am grateful for you, Belin Memorial,

Walter