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The spot for the good news, the good word, the quick reports of the many, many wonderful news items I hear all the time and want to share with the rest of you. Expect to find the good news when you come to check out "what’s the good word?"

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Mission Initiative # 1

The following post comes from Dorothy Burdette, co-pastor of Wiarton Community of Christ. It is a wonderfully encouraging report.


We (Wiarton congregation) had just selected “Invitation” as our mission initiative when I read the Good News report outlining the success Bridges St. congregation had with a community dinner. (You can find one of those reports by clicking here.) I thought there was a great opportunity in the Easter season, so in a week, we put together the plans. The following is the result.

The Wiarton congregation embarked on their Mission # 1 initiative; Invitation, by inviting friends to a special Easter breakfast before the Easter worship service. We planned a simple meal so that we could eat with our “guests”. Fruit cocktail, fruit plate,homemade quiche, homemade hot cross buns, fruit bread and cinnamon buns made a tasty menu.

Our average attendance is about 22 people. Easter Sunday we had 52 (every seat filled) in the basement for our breakfast, and 65 for the following worship service (every seat filled except open front pews). Eight children filled our small nursery. It was evident that our guests enjoyed the breakfast, fellowship and worship service and we were thrilled with the response. How blessed we were in this, our first endeavor. God’s promises are sure. HE goes before us and prepares the way. Alleluia!

Co pastor, Dorothy Burdette

Thank you Dorothy and the faithful folks of Wiarton. I love you guys!

Every great idea always requires follow-up, and this one is no exception. Stay tuned to What's the Good Word later this week if you would like to read my response to Dorothy's good news letter. It may have some ideas for you as well.


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