At least for a while I am the Village Parson again, even while I am directing an urban-based ministry. Sunday morning and evening we drove out to the village of Byron to assume me new duties as regular pulpit supply until they get their new pastor. The church is a beautiful red brick colonial. My morning message was: “How A Church Can Be More Than Just a Pretty Building.” In the evening we had communion and I preached on “Understanding Love in the Light of the Cross.” The people were very kind and listened attentively. I am going to enjoy our ministry there.
The Uniting Church and Family Conference will be here at the Character Inn the weekend of October 17-18th. You can get information here: http://www.fivelakesfellowship.org/ Doug Phillips and Phil Lancaster will speak along with others. These guys are fine leaders in the Family Restoration movement. Let us know if we can help. You can register on-line for this seminar.
The Basic Seminar, Advanced Seminar and Anger Resolution Seminar will all be shown here at the Character Inn the week of October 20-25. The Basic and Advanced are Monday through Saturday. The Anger Resolution Seminar is Thursday through Saturday. A very good lodging and meal package is available and a Children’s Program for children ages 6-12 will be held along with the Seminar. Call the Inn for more registration information. (810) 239-1234. You can also read about the seminars and register on-line at http://www.iblp.org/seminars/index.html
The Character Inn is a wonderful place to live. Something is happening all the time. As I write this evening I have just gotten in from evening church. The drive was beautiful. It was a perfect autumn day today. When we got in young people were sitting by the fire in the lobby playing a game. Last week some helium balloons were up in the roof and we didn’t know how to get them down. Dan and Wes said Nolan Brook, one of the Verity students, had a blow dart gun and he could shoot them down. He needed very little encouragement and all the balloons were gone from the ceiling.