Rustlings (October 27, 2014)

THE SONG… is a bit schmaltzy, but the words are familiar to most of us.

The more we get together, together, together.
The more we get together, the happier we’ll be.
‘Cause your friends are my friends,
And my friends are your friends.
The more we get together, the happier we’ll be.

THE SONG… is a bit schmaltzy, but the theology isn’t bad. It’s the same idea the writer of the book of Hebrews expounds when he encourages us to ‘…forsake not  the assembling of ourselves together…’ Both the songwriter and the writer of  scripture know that there is something healthy, encouraging and nourishing  about gathering.

THE NOVEMBER CALENDAR… offers us numerous opportunities to get together as the faith family at First Baptist Church Greenville. On Sunday mornings, a new Sunday School class is forming (watch The News for details) and many established classes will be gathering for fellowship and study. During morning worship, we will focus our attention on the generosity of God and our response to that holy, immeasurable generosity. On Sunday afternoons, we will gather for a ‘family chat.’ (We did this often in our home when there was a decision that needed to be made, a crisis that needed to be overcome or a joy that needed to be celebrated.) We will be discussing our church’s relationship to our LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender) brothers and sisters. It will be a time to ponder what God is doing in our individual lives and how God is working in our church. Add to these meetings all the other meetings on our church calendar and it’s obvious we love to spend time together.

THE SONG…may be a bit schmaltzy, but we’re banking on the fact it’s true…

The more we get together, together, together.
The more we get together, the happier we’ll be.
‘Cause your friends are my friends,
And my friends are your friends.
The more we get together, the happier we’ll be.

THE PEOPLE…of First Baptist Church Greenville will be gathered on numerous occasions during the month of November. I hope to see you there each time…

Jim