Hey Fellowship Family!
I am thrilled that the summer months are here and for the opportunities that lie ahead for our faith family. I thank God for His presence and provision through this unprecedented season we have endured, and I am anticipating His continual guidance in the season to come!
As we intentionally plan for these next few months, we want to invite you to join in on some incredible opportunities. Here are five ways to Worship, Grow, Connect, Serve and Share this summer. You can find this big-picture strategy on our website at fellowshiplinton.org/purpose.
In response to the church poll we recently took about your preference of gathering for one morning service or two, 75 percent voted to move back to one service this summer. Of the 25 percent who voted for two services, 36 percent said they didn’t mind either option but had to choose one. With that said, we will move back to one congregational gathering at 10:00 AM for all of June, July, and August. This start time is new too, so please take note. We will be streaming this 10:00 AM service for those who cannot join us in person at fellowshiplinton.org/live. Our Nursery and Kid’s classes (up through grade 6) will all be available at the 10:00 AM service. Teen Group will remain on Sunday evenings from 6:00-8:00 PM. We will reevaluate for the fall to see if we need to move back to two services to make room for us and those we reach this summer. Also, we will start a five-week summer series through one of the minor prophets on June 13. This study is going to be great for learning about the character of God!
We are praying that one highlight of this summer is your personal growth in Christlikeness. We each need to mature in our faith, and we encourage you to continue in our New Testament reading plan, personal prayer, and opportunities to connect with other believers. These resources can be found at fellowshiplinton.org/resources. Also, we have a special six-week teaching series on Wednesday nights at 7:00 PM on the spiritual disciplines beginning June 2. We will also have a Mid-Week Kids Group during that 6-week series in the lower level. This Adult and Kids Midweek opportunity will be June 2, 9, 16, 30, July 7, 14.
Attending a weekend service is good, but it is not enough to build genuine community with your faith family. For this reason, we are offering more opportunities for you to connect. This summer, we encourage you to join us on Sundays at 9:00 AM for intentional fellowship before our 10:00 AM service. We will have coffee and donuts for those interested. Don’t miss our Second Sunday Night Pitch-In Fellowships on June 13, July 11, and August 8 at 6:00 PM. We will also have several connection groups throughout the week that you can join. Find these groups and sign up at fellowshiplinton.org/groups. Likewise, we will host a Picnic Playdate each Tuesday at 11:00 AM for any families that would like to fellowship with other families on our playset and pavilion.
The summer months provide excellent opportunities to try new areas to serve our faith family. Each weekly gathering has a host of opportunities to serve. From door greeting or serving coffee with our Hospitality Team to serving in the Nursery or Kids’ Groups with our NextGen Team (and anywhere in between), we would love for you to contribute through sacrificial service. If you don’t have a regular team to serve with, we are ready to plug you in! Visit fellowshiplinton.org/serve to view the list of teams available and sign up to serve.
We all have unique opportunities to share God’s love and grace with others this summer. You can do so through our corporate community outreach events and individually with those you are with throughout the summer. A big opportunity to share the Good News of Jesus is at VBS June 21-25. If you haven’t signed up to help, it’s not too late - contact Pastor Bobby at firstname.lastname@example.org. Also, don’t forget about continuing to give generously from God’s provision in your life this summer. You now can give three ways, whether in person in the foyer offering box or anytime by texting any amount to 84321 or online at fellowshiplinton.org/give.
Here is a condensed version of our Summer on Purpose plans - Summer on Purpose Flyer