Seeds…Planting for the Harvest

Seeds…Planting for the Harvest

In these crazy and chaotic times, we find comfort in knowing that there is one thing that never changes: God’s love for all of God’s children. The ministry of Christ’s church is more important than ever before as we face the unknowns of today and tomorrow. Undoubtedly, the work of the Church is to proclaim the saving grace of Jesus Christ and the hope he brings to all people.

We are called to be a tangible presence of Jesus in the world and to plant seeds that God will one day harvest for God’s kingdom.

On Sunday, October 15, we begin a three-week worship series, “Seeds…Planting for the Harvest.” In this series, we will consider the ever important seeds that are already being harvested as a result of your generosity and the seeds we need to plant for the coming year: seeds of faith, hope, grace, and mercy.

Just as a farmer must pre-plan the seeds he or she will plant so must the church pre-plan the seeds to be planted as well. You and I are stewards of God’s resources and are called to diligently pray, plan, plant, and work in God’s mission field to bring about God’s kingdom. The upcoming series will allow us to participate accordingly.

The three-week series will conclude on October 29, as we present Estimate of Giving cards for the 2018 ministry budget. Your intended gift, your seed for the future, helps us plan for mission and ministry in Allen, Texas, and beyond. We’ll also close the series with a special celebration following worship at 12:15pm. Our annual Fall Festival offers lunch on the grounds, Trunk-or-Treat, and special music. A special feature of this year’s celebration is the dedication by the Allen Heritage Guild of a historical marker that recognizes the FUMC Allen congregation. Some special guests are joining us this day including former pastors, our Allen mayor, Steve Terrell, and former long-time members.

This promises to be a day to celebrate the seeds planted in the past and a day to look forward to the seeds for the future.

Dear friends, as Paul writes in Galatians 6:9: Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.

Let us prepare for the work of planting seeds and anticipate the harvest yet to come.

Sunday October 15
Afraid to Sow
2 Corinthians 8: 1-8, 9: 1-7
Rev. Todd Harris, preaching

Sunday October 22
Blessed for a Purpose
Deuteronomy 16:17
2 Corinthians 9: 6-10
Rev. Todd Harris, preaching

Sunday October 29
The Rhythm of Generosity
2 Corinthians 9: 10-15
Rev. Todd Harris, preaching

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