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Many Thanks for Adoption Seminar

January 30, 2013

What a rich, encouraging, and informative time we had at the Adoption Seminar this past weekend!

For the first time East Point Church had the joy and privilege of hosting Covenant Care Services as they explained, taught, and encouraged the joy of adoption to all in attendance.  By all accounts it was an encouraging success.

From the very beginning East Point Church has desired to be a place, indeed a sanctuary of life in the Spirit and the world. Last Saturday was a visible demonstration of that vision and I believe we can all rejoice in it.

To pull off a seminar like that it takes many hands, hearts, and feet working together to make much of Christ in serving others. To this end, East Point Church once again demonstrated that it is place where love for God and his children is being cultivated. God used many people volunteering to make the seminar the enriching success it was. I can’t help but to point out a few and give honor to whom honor is due.  Many thanks:

Thank you to Covenant Care Services.  Covenant Care Services is an Adoption Agency that believes physical adoption ought to look like what God has done for us in the gospel (Eph: 1:3-4; Gal. 4:5).  This was clearly evident as they taught and encouraged us. Hats off to Stephen Story and Jill Thomley  for teaching us that adoption is not only viable but also rewarding and Christ honoring. 

Thank you to our Hospitality and Food Serving Volunteers.  East Point Church was responsible for the lunch, and those who set up and served lunch were awesome, especially Melanie.  Thanks for picking up the food, setting it up and replenishing it when needed. Your service was greatly appreciated.

Thank you to our Child Care Volunteers. In order to make the seminar available to as many as possible, we knew we would need to provide child care. What we didn’t know is how many would respond and offer to serve in caring for the children of those attending the seminar. Wow! We are so thankful for everyone who gave of their time, energy, resources (big thanks to Angelle for the snacks :)) in the nursery and classroom watching, entertaining, and teaching the children of those who attended the seminar. It is evidence of love and life in the church.

Thank you to our Audio/Video Team. Serving on the audio and video team is often a thankless job. And yet we are so thankful for those who served us on this past Saturday. Making sure the microphones, audio, and video equipment functioned properly made for a more enjoyable and teachable time. The guys once again were great in the balcony and on the floor when needed. You guys mean a lot to us and we thank you!

Thanks to Joy and Ruth. A seminar like this could never be a success without one or two people heading it up and making sure everyone and everything is in place. Joy and Ruth worked tirelessly in communicating with Covenant Care and East Point Church to make sure all bases were covered and we could have as smooth a seminar as possible . God honored their labors and blessed us with a wonderful time together. Thank you ladies!  East Point Church is grateful for your gifts and your willingness to share them in service to Christ and his church.

EPC, the seminar was a success ultimately because God, our Heavenly Father, delighted to answer our prayers. So let us all thank him for his gracious presence and ordaining that our time together be a rich and Christ-directed one.  May He be pleased to bear life-giving and sustaining fruit through us now and for all eternity.  In fact, I have a great idea. Let’s get together and let Him know how much we love Him.  How about this coming Sunday?  We can meet at His place.

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