July 7th, 2014
“We’re moving!” That’s two words that can conjure up many different emotions. There can be excitement, fear, anxiety, sadness, happiness… With moving, comes a certain amount of uncertainty as well. As I reflect back on our last move, it was like leaving the familiar to go to the unfamiliar. We were comfortable where we were. We liked our community, had great neighbours, and didn’t want to be pushed out of our comfort zone. Our garden had become like a book to us…we could look out at the plants and bushes, and list several friends and relatives who had given us shrubs, plants, and perennials over the years. All of that had to be left behind as we moved hundreds of kilometres away to our new home. And, then, there’s the work involved. There’s paper work (or red tape) on both ends, preparing the house for sale, the packing, the unpacking, and the list goes on.
Of course, a church should be always on the move – spiritually. If not, it becomes stagnant, and will eventually die. We’re confident that New Beginning is on the move spiritually. However, we’re also making a physical move – our fourth location since coming to Rockland. I can’t speak for everyone involved, but judging from conversations with people that are involved, there doesn’t seem to be much sadness or fear associated with this move. Rather, there is a lot of excitement and anxious anticipation. We are confident that this is a positive move to a location that will allow us to do a greater work for God in this community. This is an opportunity that God has given us to move forward as a church, and will position us to accommodate the growth that God desires for His church in Rockland.
Then, there’s the work – just like a ‘home’ move. There’s lots and lots of work. Because of the excitement associated with this move, we’re sure you will want to be a part of this -dare I say historic – move!!! New Beginning Church is a church that is growing – that’s what’s necessitating the move. Surely you will want to be involved as we move from one location to another. There’s packing and unpacking, painting, setting up, moving furniture, cleaning up, putting up walls, and the list goes on. Get in touch with the pastor, and he will point you in the right direction (spiritually as well).
“…He (Solomon) began to build the house of the Lord.” I Kings 6:1