This past weekend our church celebrated 100 years! We commemorated this occasion with a ground breaking ceremony at the site where our new church will be located.
Awesome men of God (our pastor Darryl McCoy is in the center)
The events continued that night with a service at our current church with a sermon from Pastor Matthew Tuttle from Eastgate UPC. The message titled The Blessing is in the Basket was poignant and really spoke to me. It told the story of Jesus feeding the 5000 because of a little boys 5 loaves of bread, and 2 fish. That’s all he had, and he gave it ALL to Jesus! He had a family that, that could have gone to, and it wasn’t nearly enough to feed 5000 but he gave it anyway. And God made it enough. The little boy had faith that God would make it enough, and he was rewarded! Was I honestly giving all I could, or just the bare minimum? Am I missing out on a blessing because I don’t have enough faith in God to trust him to provide for my every need? Well no more! From now on I give my all to God!
Sundays message was just as awesome! Preached by Pastor Joey McCoy, it was titled The Ingredients for a Miracle. One thing I love about his sermons is that there’s always a funny story or anecdote! This time he spoke on baking chocolate chip cookies and how when he found out there were eggs in it he was sure that it was a mistake! Cookies only needed a few things: Flour, sugar, ‘some kind of powder’, and chocolate.
Also he noted the length of time it took to actually make the cookies. Toooo loooong! He preferred the quickness of the pre-made frozen kind. But you know what? Miracles don’t always happen quickly. And sometimes the ‘ingredients’ needed aren’t what you expect!
Ugh I just wish you could have been with us this weekend to experience history being remembered, and history being made!
Got a King James study bible today! Kind of excited about this. Sometimes (for me at least) reading the KJV bible can be a bit confusing. I haven’t had the opportunity to really get into it yet but I skimmed the beginning. Looks like there’s a lot of historical references and that’ll be fun; reading more about the history and gaining a better understanding of how everyone connects to everyone else.
It’s been almost a year since my initial post. Been kind of busy. I’m hoping to be able to keep up with this now.
So things that are new:
My son is about to finish 1st grade at United Christian Academy, my husband has finished his next to last year in grad school. Also, he’s almost finished with his first year teaching.
Things are going great at church! I attend First United Pentecostal church in Port Arthur, Texas.
What you missed @ FUPC:
Roundup Sunday- we all wore rodeo and western attire. We had a cookout, games, and horse rides!
On the very same day we also celebrated the elders in our church with a supper just for them. I was asked to prepare a couple of desserts; banana pudding and peach cobbler (recipes will be in another post).
Easter- Unfortunately the children were unable to put on a skit, but we were treated to a lovely sermon about the resurrection. HE LIVES!!
Recommitment Sunday. We are going to build a new church!!
It’s Saturday so tonight will be our weekly youth led service. We have awesome youth! They are filled with the holy spirit and are not afraid to show it!
Our service just ended a little while ago. As usual the holy spirit moved through the congregation touching souls left and right! It was awesome to experience! One of our pastors sons Bro Jonathan McCoy spoke about not being afraid to step out and talk about God; winning souls.
I’d like to end this post asking if anyone reading this has a prayer request. Leave it in the comments and I’ll make sure to add you to my personal prayer list. Have a blessed night!