Hello friends and family!
I hope this post finds all of you doing well. I have 2 exciting announcements to share with you that are related to each other. As many of you know, we just recently multiplied our 1st parish out, so we now have 2 parishes existing in the East End. God has been gracious to us in bringing a healthy kind of growth, both numerically and spiritually, and we praise Him for that!
Now, for the exciting news:
Announcement #1: Since we now have 2 parishes, we are about to enter into our next phase which is to begin holding Sunday afternoon Vision/Interest Meetings (sometimes referred to as launch team meetings)! The first of these meetings will be held on September 23rd at 5:30PM. These meetings will be weekly and will come to a close the week before we have our first Soft Launch Sunday Gathering in early December. Praise God for the beginning of this exciting season in the life of our little church plant! Throughout these meetings, I will lay out our East End-specific mission/vision in greater detail, lead important trainings, give messages that will better equip us to serve and love the East End, and above all, we will plead God together for revival and restoration in our beloved neighborhood!
These meetings are primarily for the purpose of equipping our team as we prepare to launch, so they will not be your normal kind of Sunday gathering or service. However, we would be more than happy to have you visit us if you want to hear more about what it might look like for you to join our church planting team and help us plant this church!
Announcement #2: We will be gathering at Missio Dei Anglican Church’s building for our Sunday afternoon vision/interest meetings! Praise God for providing a space to hold these meetings! We’re deeply grateful for Missio Dei’s generosity and kingdom-collaboration mindset in partnering with us by allowing us to utilize their beautiful facility! (If you’re looking for an Anglican Church in Houston or in this area in particular, visit them!) While praising God for this provision, please also join with us in prayer that we find a permanent Sunday morning gathering space for our church soon so we can have it ready when the time comes to hold Sunday morning gatherings. I am confident that God will provide for our needs!
I can’t help but be filled with gratitude at what God has done and continues to do in and through us. What a privilege it is to serve God with the church family that He’s placed around us, and what a joy it will be to continue locking arms together with them as we seek to join God in the historic work of redemption in our part of the city!
May the Lamb receive the full reward for his sufferings in East End Houston and beyond!
If you’d like to talk with me in more detail about what it might look like to help us plant this church, please send me an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. I’d love to buy you coffee and talk further!
Grace and Peace,
Carlos Eliel Rebollar