Great Things Are Happening

Great things are happening at Forum! God is constantly working in our church. And I also love the “can do” and sacrificial spirit that exists here.

This past Sunday, the chairman of our elders, David Buster, gave us all an update connected to ministry highlights from last year. Those were great stats.

Here’s a new stat as well: our average attendance this year is right at 10% higher than the same time last year. God is using you to impact this community.

Arising from that reporting, many have asked this question, “When should we start giving toward our building pledge?”

•   You can start at any point. It’s set up online to designate an amount for building fund.

•   You can also note an amount for building fund in the memo of your check.

We are moving closer and closer to breaking ground on this project.

Toward that end here are some important details for you to know:

1.     We are setting up shuttle parking services starting in the month of March. We are fully aware the lots are filling up and we are arranging for shuttling to happen. We’ll make stage announcements and video Facebook announcements showing you where to park and what to watch for.

2.     Please invite people to church even though we are a little crowded. The new people that are coming here notice the level of passion and commitment that is going on here at Forum.

Here are some great things for you to pray about or get involved in:

Winter Weekend is happening for high school students. This is a two-day worship and teaching weekend for high school students to dial in. Several churches are participating with us this year. Please keep them in prayer.

Boys and Girls Club Chili Cookoff is happening this Saturday at the Holiday Inn Expo Center from 2-6. This is a great community touch for us as a church but it’s also a great organization in our community. Boys and Girls Clubs across the nation do an outstanding job helping some of the most at risk kids in the entire country. Their efforts are noble and it’s a joy to be part of this service. if you’d like to help, it’s not too late. Simply email Jody Riley at

We start a fresh new series this weekend called, “His Story.” Our Lord said this, “If I am lifted up, I will draw all men to me.” During this series we’ll focus intently on our living and resurrected Lord Jesus. We’ll be using the gospel of John to walk with Christ up the hill to Golgotha, to experience him stepping out of the empty tomb, and to listen to him tell us to impact the world. I love focusing on our Lord.