Sunday Stories (11.9.08)
Meeting in a public place has the potential to create a large scale impact on a community. Or at least in our case it is getting there! The Point is doing pretty well considering that in 2007 6 other churches tried to start in Westbury and 5 closed.
Yesterday I shared about Nehemiah and the effort to rebuild the walls around Jerusalem in 52 days. Westbury was founded by 3 Quaker families
for “religious expression
.” I shared that God has called The Point
to rebuild the spiritual walls around Westbury
just like Nehemiah rebuilt the walls around Jerusalem … The excitement level in the church was HIGH
Here’s something very cool: The Point
has impacted the movie theater staff. Matt, one of the managers, decided to change the title
of “Zack and Mira Make a Porno” to “Zack and Mira” – on all of the displays and LED (over the theater doors and ticket booths) – the word “Porno” no longer appears
. Not just on Sundays, but all the time. God is up to something!!!
Attendance was up! Offering was down!
Lots of people congratulated Mary and I before and after the service (even though Mary wasn’t there they congratulated through me) on the birth of little Abigayl.
Everything went great today. I love seeing people having fun @ church!
Next Sunday we have our Membership Reception were we will receive about 20-30 first-ever members @ The Point. VERY EXCITING!!!!!