A Note From PJ – October 20

By October 21, 2022A Note from PJ

A Note from PJ

Hi Friend-

It’s easy to worry about money these days when we look at the news and hear predictions of a painful recession on the horizon. If the current economic uncertainty is a bit unnerving for you, you’re not alone. The assurances of Jesus can encourage us today:

Look at the lilies of the field and how they grow. They don’t work or make their clothing, yet Solomon in all his glory was not dressed as beautifully as they are. And if God cares so wonderfully for wildflowers that are here today and thrown into the fire tomorrow, he will certainly care for you. Matthew 6:28-30

“He will certainly care for you.” What a promise! We can trust our Heavenly Father for the future and know that he will be faithful.

It’s also wise to follow through on biblical principles for saving and investing (see Proverbs 6:1-11; 30:25). I’m really grateful that Pastor Gregg Carrick is once again offering the seminar, Understanding Investments & Retirement Funds, designed to provide guidance in these tumultuous financial times. Participants will gain a better understanding of basic investment strategies, stocks, bonds, retirement funds, and how to improve earnings.

By growing our knowledge base and applying God’s financial wisdom, many at Grace have improved their financial future and protected themselves from unscrupulous financial advice. No matter where you are on the financial spectrum, you’ll gain helpful insights. All are welcome to attend, Saturday, November 5, from 9am-3pm at Grace Middleburg (Room 209). The cost is $10 to cover lunch and handouts.  Register in advance online by Nov. 2nd.

Good news on our Thanksgiving offering: our church family has already given $13,500 toward our $75k goal! Wow! The goal is to provide a home for a family in need, in partnership with Building Hope in the City. Check out the 5-minute initiative here.

Finally, I’m so encouraged by what’s happening with Upward Sports at Grace (that’s the pic above)! It’s a fantastic opportunity for kids to grow skills and friendships in a supportive environment, and a place for adults to make a difference in the lives of kids. Registration is closing Nov. 3rd – there’s limited space available. Also, they are still welcoming those willing to serve as scorekeepers, coaches, and referees. Check out all the details here.

I’m speaking this Sunday on “Whispers from the Spirit,” as we continue our series, SENT: Tracing God’s hand in the roadmap of your life. We’re heard some great stories of how the Lord is at work, confirming our identity as “sent” people.

Glad to be teamed as we follow Jesus!

Pastor Jonathan Schaeffer