2022 will be remembered as a milestone year for Maple City Chapel. We moved ahead in the One Campaign; an initiative to make room in our lives and in our building for people in our community who don’t know Jesus. It was so inspiring to watch as you all committed your time and resources to further the Kingdom of God. In March, we began an 8 month period of meeting in our Commons Area while our auditorium went under construction. It has been so meaningful to see our newly renovated space fill as you bring your neighbors, friends, and coworkers, many who have never heard the good news of Jesus. We are so grateful for all that God has already done and will do as a result of your sacrificial generosity!
Our annual Launch Sunday is about giving thanks to God for the past year while also looking forward to what could be in store for the year ahead. One of my yearly traditions is to spend time in prayer, asking the Lord to reveal a specific word or phrase for the upcoming year for my own personal walk and for our church as a whole. This year, I felt the Lord give us the word “engage.” I would love you all to wrestle with the following question with me: In what areas of my spiritual life does God want me to engage in a deeper level of involvement, commitment, or service? What would it look like for each person to take one step toward deeper engagement in 2023? I can’t wait to see what God does in and through you in the upcoming year!