Home is an interesting concept in the church and in Christianity. We often associate home with where our family is and where we sleep at night. Home from a spiritual perspective and in the church means something much bigger and much deeper.
We believe that each of us has an eternal soul that brings life to our bodies and makes us who we are. We also believe that this soul was not only granted but crafted by God in His Kingdom. So to that eternal soul inside of us home is the Kingdom of God and it always yearning to return there. To return to where people love God, through Jesus Christ and by the power of the Holy Spirit, where people love each other and where we, by His grace, make disciples of Jesus Christ.
So spiritually home, while we are on this earth, is often the church. Specifically for us in this community, Centenary UMC as part of the Kingdom of God. However, we are not talking about the building, we are talking about the friends and members.
Brothers and sisters, we as the members and friends of CUMC, are the church. And it is our mission and calling from God by His grace to come home and bring as many other souls in this world with us.
This fall, whether you haven’t been here for a while or you never left, please take advantage of all the opportunities in this newsletter to come home. Come to worship. There is a new Wednesday night services @ 6:30 p.m. with a meal before and Children’s Church during it if the weekend services don’t work for you. Sign up for a growth group. Register your children or sign up yourself for Sunday School. Become a volunteer or make sure your youth age children come to youth group.
The more time you spend at home, not only will you become closer to God, but the closer you will become with each other as a church family and the more you will make disciples of Jesus Christ. And as often has been said in our culture (and as you will find out if you spend more time at CUMC), there really is no place like home.