18 “Remember not the former things,
nor consider the things of old.
19 Behold, I am doing a new thing;
now it springs forth, do you not perceive it?
I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.
Today we shared some exciting news about how God has been orchestrating something new in our midst. After much prayer over several months, the elder boards from both churches unanimously sense God is leading us to merge our two churches into one. We believe that we are truly better together and that God has incredible work for us to engage in for the glory of God and the expansion of His kingdom in the Richmond area and beyond. Coming together as one church would be maximizing the best of both congregations toward greater kingdom impact. This is a marriage merger, the two churches becoming one: one new congregation, one new church, and one new vision for the new work God is doing.
In order to proactively answer questions you may have, we have included an FAQ sheet, a document of the history of each church, and a document entitled “Better Together” that expresses the heart of each pastor. It is our heart's desire to be completely open, transparent and available to you. We encourage you to contact the pastors, elders or the members of the Leadership Team if you have any questions or concerns. We have included a PDF of the Leadership Team here.
Will you join us in praying for hearts completely open to God's plan rather than our own preferences? Will you join us in praying for God's continued direction and vision for the days ahead? Will you join us in this incredible opportunity for kingdom impact in the Katy/Richmond area?
A Glimpse Ahead
Sunday, March 3 Announcement in both churches
Wednesday, March 6 Town Hall @ Water's Edge @ 7pm
Sunday, March 10 Prayer Time in Services
Sunday, March 17 Prayer Time in Services
Sunday, March 17 Combined Town Hall @ Bethel @ 3pm
Click to RSVP for childcare 5th grade & under
Wednesday, March 20 Meet & Greet @ Bethel @ 6:30pm
Sunday, March 24 Vote of Approval in Both Services
*if affirmed by churches
Sundays, March 31, Celebration Services at WECC
April 7, & April 14
Saturday, April 13 Night of Worship & Prayer @ Bethel, 6pm
Easter Sunday, April 21 First Combined Worship Services