[vc_row][vc_column][us_btn align=”center” link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fsouthfellowship.ccbchurch.com%2Ftrx_submit.php%3Ftype%3Dpublic_gift||” style=”5″ label=”Click here to give online” font_size=”18px”][vc_column_text]Dear South Fellowship Church family,
As another year comes to an end, we are once again reminded of how faithful our God has been. On the mountain tops and in the valley of the shadow of death, the Good Shepherd has once again proven that He is worthy of our trust. It seems as though the turning of the calendar is a chance to remember the unique ways God has showered us with His grace. It reminds us of how He has been present with us through His Spirit and in a fresh way calls to mind the way Jesus continues to build His church. I hope you and your family are filled with faith, hope, and love this Christmas season as you too reflect on His presence and faithfulness.
In 2015 we saw God do some amazing things! He continues to grow the Body of South Fellowship both in number and in devotion to Jesus. We saw new ministries started, new small groups launched, and new global ministry partners adopted. God grew existing ministries like our kids and student ministries. He expanded the reach of Celebrate Recovery, our food bank, preschool, and coffee shop. We were persistent in our efforts to partner with Jesus as He builds His church; not just in our backyard, but around the globe by giving over $100,000 to missions in 2015. Jesus continues to impact more and more people through South Fellowship Church. It’s exciting to be a part of His work alongside you!
Even though we have accomplished much together this past year, there is still much to be done as we continue pressing on in our call ‘to make disciples through gospel transformation, life-giving community, and visible faith.’ We are strategizing ways our third service (@ 4:00pm on Sundays) might reach more people who work or play on Sunday mornings. We are researching, planning, and praying for God’s leading for our next church plant. We are actively preparing and getting excited for a remodel of the Children’s Wing. It’s long overdue! And finally, we are awaiting with great anticipation the arrival of our Executive Pastor and our new Student Ministry Pastor. We hope you are as excited as we are about the things that God is doing, and the things we see on the horizon!
There are three ways we’d like to challenge you to partner together over this Christmas season:
- First, we are asking you to pray. As a leadership team, we are actively seeking God and asking Him to direct our steps; please join us in praying for South Fellowship.
- Second, along with this letter, you received three invitations to our Christmas Eve service. We want to challenge you to pray for three people and then invite them to come to the Christmas Eve service with you.
- Finally, we would like to ask you to prayerfully consider joining us in giving above and beyond your normal giving this December. The Children’s Wing remodel will cost $50,000, we need $25,000 for HVAC units before the year’s end, and we are praying for $50,000 seed money for our church plant. You can give in the offering on Sunday mornings, by using the enclosed response form, or you can give online through our website. Thank you for being such a generous church; your gifts fund ministries that change lives!
We are overjoyed with the opportunity we have to serve you. Thank you for entrusting us with that honor and for partnering with us for the sake of the gospel! May grace and peace be multiplied to you and your family this Christmas season.
May you know the presence of the Savior this Christmas!
The Elders of South Fellowship Church[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]