Sunday May 8, 2022 is Mother’s Day. Countries around the globe will celebrate with cards, gifts, phone calls, and kind words. The first U.S. celebration of Mother’s Day was held in 1908 when Anna Jarvis dedicated the occasion to honor her mother, Ann Reese Jarvis, who had died three years before. The fact that Mother’s Day is celebrated around the world shows how far-reaching the love, dedication, and care a mother has for her child.
Join us this weekend at Journey Community Christian Church for your Mother’s Day celebration. The best gift anyone might give to MOM is come to church with her. We promise to make her feel special and important. Our volunteers at the coffee bar are making plans to have some tasty treats with MOM in mind. We have our photo booth set up for you take a MOM DAY photo with family and friends. Every mom will receive a flower as they leave. MOM’s are VERY special people.
I will have a message that is relevant and supportive for every family this weekend. Our current series, ELEMENTS is taking a look at the big WHY questions in church? Why we do, what we do? This weekend Journey Sat@6pm/Sun@10:30am we explore good reasons for sharing our tithe and offering in worship gatherings.
Going out of our way to show MOM we care about her is a great idea. Having a National Holiday in countries everywhere is terrific. MOM deserves all the special attention. Someone has said, “A mother is she who can take the place of all others but whose place no one else can take.”
In a similar way, clearly God deserves all our love and attention. Nothing could ever replace or repay the sacrifice which Jesus made for each of us. He deserves our time, talent, and resources each day.
Turns out, like Mother’s Day, there really is a very good reason for taking an offering. It is a part of our worship of God. It is also a great indicator of what is going on in our heart. We love MOM and want her to know that for sure. WE love GOD and want Him to know that for sure, also.
Join us, this weekend and whatever you do for MOM…. Come to church with her if you can.