A Fiesta of Thankfulness

What: Volunteer Appreciation Picnic
When: Noon, Sun, July 16
Why: To thank First’s many volunteers!
How: By getting our fiesta on!

It’s so much fun to gather together for a celebration, whether it’s a graduation, a wedding, a birthday, an anniversary, or just for no reason at all. I love people gathering together to talk, eat and play games. Graduation parties are the best: seeing family and the graduate’s friends together, each party reflecting the graduates personality. Gathering family and friends for a wedding is especially fun with dancing, eating and, of course, the cake. Each gathering is unique but meaningful in many ways.

One of the best reasons to get together is to say thank you. That is why we will have a Fiesta on July 16th. It’s so important to let all who have helped at church know how much they are appreciated and you are!! The staff wants everyone to know that we cannot do this ministry without each one of you helping. It takes all of us using the gifts God has given us to do all that we do here at church from Frolic to the OWLS. I thank God for you all just as Paul did to the people of Corinth in I Corinthians 1:4: “I give thanks to my God always for you because of the grace of God that has been given to you in Christ Jesus.” Each gift being used within our church is an opportunity to give thanks and praise to God. Using our gifts is the greatest gift to each other, and when each of us serves using those gifts, we grow in love for God and one another. God has given us an opportunity to use our gifts in a place filled with grace and love, so may everyone who comes to church find a place to serve so that we can continue to praise and thank God. When we rely on God to equip and empower us, there is nothing we cannot do when it comes to serving in our church, our community or our world.

So let’s Fiesta like there is no tomorrow, praising and thanking God for each of us using our gifts to serve one another. Come and enjoy a fun-filled time on July 16th from 12noon to 2:00pm. We will have fiesta-type food, a pinata for the kids and games for anyone young at heart. Of course, the water balloon fight at the end is always a big hit. Please sign up at the Welcome Center, on Facebook, on Signupgenius, or by calling the church at 608.783.2236. I hope all can join us and “Get Your Fiesta On!!!”