Hi Pittman Park!

Last Sunday was truly a joyful time of worship at Pittman Park!  Throughout this season in both The N9ne and Traditional worship we’ve listened to Isaiah’s visions for the coming of Christ, we have also heard beautiful music performed by our praise band led by Mark Murphree, our Chancel Choir led by Lisa Muldrew, as well as Elizabeth McCooey, Catherine Shatto, Tina Song, and Sunshine Bird.  What a gift to help us move through this season and prepare a place for Christ to be born in us as we await his return!

Stephanie and I also enjoyed the fellowship and fun we had together with nearly 80 of you at our Parsonage Open House! Thank you for dropping by and for blessing us with your friendship and fellowship.  We hope to make this an annual opportunity for our church to gather at Christmas.

Tuesday night our staff gathered at the parsonage to enjoy a meal together, to celebrate the past year, and to have fun as a team! I love our staff and the comradery we have developed over the past few months. Our church is blessed to be led by an incredible group of competent and committed leaders who want to see our church grow its impact here in Statesboro and around the world.

Looking to Sunday, I am excited for our Festival of Lessons and Carols at 5pm. You won’t want to miss this time to sing together and hear the Christmas story. I’m also excited to introduce to you my friend Anne Bosarge, the South Georgia Annual Conference Director of Leadership Strategies and Local Church Resources. We have partnered with Anne, and her ministry The Chapel Online, to build a home for a family of orphans in Uganda. During Anne’s visit she will update us on the building project, it’s impact on Frank and his family, and how we can continue to partner to make a difference in Uganda and beyond.

As always, I am thankful for each of you and for the ways you are making disciples and transforming the world this Christmas! Keep up the good work and let’s keep our eyes open for opportunities to make an impact for Jesus Christ in our homes, in our community, and around the world.

God bless,
Jonathan Smith
For Jesus. For People. For Community.