Roots and Branches: A Call to Flourishing
“As you therefore have received Christ Jesus the Lord, continue to live your lives in him, rooted and built up in him and established in the faith, just as you were taught, abounding in thanksgiving.”
On Sunday, January 24th, All Souls came together to celebrate the new year (and a Broncos win!) with soup, salad, good company, and a thoughtful reflection of 2015 as well as discussing upcoming plans and goals. In 2016, we believe God has called All Souls to flourish: to root itself in spiritual maturity, ownership and stewardship of the talent God has given each of us, in prayer and in growing leadership. At the same time, we’re called to branch out further: to empower each other, invest in relationships both within the church and larger community, to humbly serve our city, and grow in global partnerships. It’s an exciting time of growth in the church, and we hope you’ll take another look at our Vision Dinner booklet, with its updates from Pastor Will, and our Deacons, Elders, Spiritual Formation, Kids Ministry and Finance Team. As you reflect in your own time, we hope you’ll consider the ways God is calling you to flourish and invest in All Souls, whether that be volunteering with the Kids Ministry, joining a Community Group, starting a Formation Circle, committing to pray, or helping lead a service project. If you have any questions or feedback from Sunday’s dinner, we hope you’ll reach out by emailing Will, or the Deacons or Elders.
“By the river on its bank, on one side and on the other, will grow all kinds of trees for food. Their leaves will not wither and their fruit will not fail. They will bear every month because their water flows from the sanctuary, and their fruit will be for food and their leaves for healing.”