Yesterday (September 20) marked four years of ministry in the Provo/Orem area for New Morning Church. We are grateful for all God has done during that time and for everyone that came out to help us celebrate! If you weren't able to join us, here's what you missed:
Uplifting music. We enjoyed congregational music led by Pastor Jordan and a solo by Maggie Rouse.
Encouraging preaching. Pastor Logan revisited our theme series, "In Christ," with a message from Ephesians 1:15-20 titled A Prayer for Understanding. He explained how Paul recorded this prayer under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit. This means it is both what Paul desired for the Ephesians and what God desires for us. God wants us to understand His person, His promise, and His power.
New friends. Those that joined us were part of a record attendance of fifty-six! This number included neighbors and coworkers invited by our regular attenders, those that received an invitation as part of our direct mail campaign, members from our Taylorsville campus, and representatives from organizations and ministries we support as a church (Key Radio, the Pregnancy Help Center of Park City, and the Red Cross).
Meaningful opportunity. After the preaching, Pastor Logan asked everyone, not just our regular attenders, to give financially, explaining that we were going to take the entirety of the evening's undesignated offering and divide it up among those organizations present with us, as well as with church planters Daniel Mann and Stephen Kimbrell, who had recorded video updates. That means if you gave, you helped to meet a number of both physical and spiritual needs in our city, throughout our state, and across the country. Thank you!
Free food. Everyone was asked to stay for refreshments afterwards, catered by Baked. It was a great opportunity to mingle, and gave us the chance to thank everyone for coming and personally invite them back next week.
Name change. Yesterday was the last day our Provo campus will serve under the name New Morning Church. As a final step in our recent merger, Provo is officially a CrossPoint campus!