The next few Sundays present us with an opportunity to recommit ourselves to the vows we have taken as members of Pittman Park; “to support our church by our prayers, our presence, our gifts, our service, and our witness.” In a world filled with people afraid to commit, God calls us to be uniquely committed to God and each other as we worship and serve. That kind of commitment causes us to stand out in our community and our world.

My prayer is that throughout this new “What If…” sermon series, we might be called to a deeper and renewed commitment to God and the mission of the church–to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. Given the climate and culture surrounding us, that seems like a significant task, fraught with impossibility. However, our God is a God who takes the meager gifts we have and multiplies them for his Kingdom. Our God invites us to trust and see how his power can move in us and through us. Our God invites us to ask, seek, and knock so that we can see and experience his grace and goodness.

Over the next three weeks, we will have two unique opportunities to commit ourselves again to God’s work at Pittman Park. The first is Serve Sunday, which happens this Sunday, September 10. The second is Commitment Sunday on September 24.

Here’s a little more information about Serve Sunday: 

After our 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. worship services, you will be invited to find a place to serve to help Pittman Park grow and thrive. Here are the areas you can volunteer to make a difference:

Park Kids – make a difference in the faith of our nursery and elementary children

Park Students – guide and nurture the faith of our middle and high schoolers

Family Ministry – create events that will support families

Backpack Buddies – pack food bags for school children

Rebecca’s Café – pack or deliver food to people in our community

Kitchen Team – cook, serve, or clean up at Open Table

Grace Team – help greet members and guests who join us for worship

Tech Team – support worship through technology

God invites us to move from asking “What if…?” based on our fears to asking “What if…?” based on faith and possibility. What if we committed to serve? How might God use each of us to further God’s mission and ministry here at Pittman Park?

God bless, and I can’t wait to serve with you!

Jonathan Smith
For Jesus. For People. For Community.