A “Minute” with Matthew (2/27/2023)

Pastor Matthew Coleman and Youth Director Thomas Tatro during a “Minute to Win It” Game

Fellowship is one of the pillars of church ministry that serves multiple purposes. First, it provides us with the opportunity to be “real” with each other. In a Sunday school class, a mid-week Bible study, or a worship service, there are natural limitations and “restrictions” that make it difficult for us to relate to each other. However, during a time of fellowship – either a shared meal, a movie night, or other events – we are able to relax and to enjoy one another’s company. This enjoyment is heightened by the shared faith that we have in Jesus Christ. As we fellowship, we realize that what is drawing us together is not the activity, program, or event. Instead, it is our trust in Christ as our Savior. Recently, HCC hosted a “Minute to Win It” event. Delicious refreshments were served. But the highlight of the evening was the numerous games that gave us opportunities to interact with each other – to cheer one another one – in a safe and fun competition. It truly built and strengthened relationships – which is a major goal of fellowship. Another purpose of fellowship is to provide opportunities to include visitors or individuals in the event. For those that have been part of a local church for years, it may be difficult to believe that people are often quite intimidated at the thought of participating in new events at new places with new people. But one of the best ways to build the local church is to offer numerous fellowship opportunities to which our family, friends, and neighbors can be invited. We are blessed at HCC to have people with a heart for fellowship and outreach. If you have not been able to participate in one of our fellowship events – challenge yourself to get involved. If you have been involved – challenge yourself to invite someone to join you!

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    John 14:6 "Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me."
    Psalms 16:11 "Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in thy presence is fulness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore." Psalms 119:105 "Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path."
    Psalms 51:10 "Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me." 2 Corinthians 5:17 "Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new."
    Hebrews 11:1 "Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen." Hebrews 11:6 "But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him."
    Acts 3:19 "Repent therefore and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, so that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord," Ephesians 2:8-9 "For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast."
    John 16:13 "..when He, the Spirit of truth, is come, He will guide you into all truth: ... : and He will show you things to come."
    John 8:12 "Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life."