Sunday, September 28, 2008

St. Stephen New Members Shining Stars At Appreciation Luncheon

By: Rev. Angela Lee Price

The St. Stephen Church Member Services Ministry hosted its 2008 New Member Appreciation Luncheon on Saturday, September 20th in the Family Life Center’s Multipurpose Room 1. The theme was “From Good to Great in 2008: You’re A Shining Star!” based on Matthew 5:16, “Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.” Approximately 100 new members, guests, pastoral and ministry leaders, and church staff attended the luncheon to celebrate what God has done and is doing in the lives of St. Stephen’s new members.

New members Carmelita Mays and Kevin Kirsey let their lights shine in song and in spoken word, and staff, and ministry leaders greeted attendees with remarks during the first half of the program.

During the Ask the Pastor segment, senior pastor and keynote speaker Rev. Kevin Cosby entertained questions ranging from, “How do you suggest that new members deal with that initial overwhelming feeling in order to get involved at St. Stephen?,” to “What are your plans to accommodate the growth in new members with a larger worship center?,” to “When is the next new member luncheon?” WLOU Radio Program Director Bill Price was the master of ceremonies.

Remember, it is not Mohammad, Buddha, Confucius, nor New Age that saves. Jesus saves!

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