As I sit in my office, just a few days after Easter, I’m still struck by how amazing our worship was, how incredible it felt to have so many gathered to celebrate the redeeming love of God expressed to us through the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Thank you to everyone who worked to make Sunday so special!

While it would be easy to rest on our laurels and think of how great Sunday was, I look forward to what God will do here at Pittman Park in the next few months! I’m excited for a summer filled with activities for our children and students, for Vacation Bible School (VBS), for new opportunities to serve our community through Rebecca’s Café, Feed The Boro, and Backpack Buddies, a new sermon series that will take us through Colossians and some of the great stories in Genesis, mission trips to the Dominican Republic to do missions and construction, and other opportunities to grow our faith and our church.

Easter people, our work of making disciples and transforming the world is only beginning here at Pittman Park, and I can’t wait to see how God will grow us and stretch us as we live into our mission. So, let’s not focus our attention on the past but instead look with hope toward the future that God has for us together. Now that we’ve come and seen the empty tomb, it’s time for us to go and tell the world our story of God’s redeeming love. As the hymn says,

We’ve a story to tell to the nations,
that shall turn their hearts to the right,
a story of truth and mercy,
a story of peace and light…

Let’s start sharing the story of what God is doing in us and through us here at Pittman Park!


God bless,

Jonathan Smith
For Jesus. For People. For Community.