Some call it "autumn," from the Latin name for the season. Others call it "fall," because, well, leaf fall down go boom. (I, who am nothing if not poetic, am in the latter camp.) Fall is my favorite season for many reasons, and I know many of you feel the same way. For my part, I love the colors, the cooler air, the smell of the dust burning as you fire up the heat for the first time, and pulling out the jackets and sweaters once more. I also see fall as the season of new beginnings (not spring -- undoubtedly the result of spending twenty falls starting a new school year).
We're going to have a lot to do this fall at RSCC. Here's just a preview of what's ahead in the coming months:
homecoming/car & motorcycle show
Community Harvest Walk
work day and breakfast
Sunday School Promotion Sunday
community Thanksgiving meals drive/delivery
church Thanksgiving meal
two more Men for Christ meetings
Plus we'll soon get started on preparations for Hanging of the Greens, the Christmas play, Christmas fruit baskets, a fall youth missions project . . . We're going to be a very busy church.
But notice what will be keeping us busy: serving the community, presenting the gospel, and celebrating as a church family. These are good things! These are important things! So while the weather might be cooling down in the coming months, it's time to roll up your sleeves, church. There's kingdom work to be done.
To the glory of God alone!