Community Christmas Outreach December 15

Saturday, November 24, 2007 Bryan Hudson 0 Comments

I want to announce our upcoming Community Christmas Banquet and Outreach hosted by our Share Benevolence team. This outreach continues the legacy of love and caring of Gaynell Hudson, my late mother and faithful minister of the Lord.

This year’s 17th annual outreach will take place at New Covenant Church on Saturday, December 15 at 4:00pm. A catered dinner will be provided for families and persons in need, followed by a program which includes a Christmas drama, gift giving and sharing the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ.

We have a limited number of spaces available for this event. I am inviting you to recommend individuals or families in need to attend the Community Christmas Banquet.

Again this year, the generosity of the New Covenant Church family and a small grant from Lilly Endowment have made it possible for us to provide both dinner and gifts, free of charge. Most importantly, we also share the Gospel and minister to the spiritual needs of people present.

To recommend persons and families, please do two things:

1. Let us know the persons you will recommend. Email or call 317-205-6000.

2. Let persons know that they need to personally email or call us to make a reservation by Friday, December 7. They should mention that you, or your organization, recommended them to attend.

Thank you for helping us bless our community with the love of God! If you have questions or special requests, contact me or our Share Team Leader, Mrs. Candase Cornett, (317) 205-6000.

Click here to watch a slideshow of last year's event.


Having an Attitude of Gratitude

Wednesday, November 21, 2007 Bryan Hudson 0 Comments

Thanksgiving day is the beginning of the best time of the year. It's not because problems go away, or the world becomes a better place, or that we can romanticize about "dashing through the snow in a one-horse open sleigh."

Thanksgiving, or more accurately, "giving God thanks," provides an opportunity to gain a better perspective on life. We live in a culture that's too full of complaining, ingratitude and greed. Now we have the tradition of the day after Thanksgiving called "Black Friday," when retailers hope to turn a huge profit from all the stuff we buy.

As we thank God for all His blessings, including salvation through the Lord Jesus Christ, we will find grace to resist the darkness that a lack of thankfulness brings upon the heart (Rom. 1:21). As we give thanks, we will also be able to overcome any despair that tries to seep in when reflecting on loved ones who have passed on and will not be sitting around our dinner tables.

I pray you and yours will have a great Thanksgiving and gain an "attitude of gratitude" that will carry you throughout the holidays!


A Great Celebration!

Friday, November 02, 2007 Bryan Hudson 0 Comments

Patricia and I want to say "Thank You" for your prayers and support on the occasion of our 25th Church and Pastoral Anniversary Celebration, October 25-28, 2007! It was fitting to give God thanks for His faithfulness, as well as dedicate ourselves to moving forward in serving our Lord Jesus Christ. It was great to share this milestone in our lives with so many friends in ministry and life.

I thank Stacy Holmes and the planning team for all their hard work. Also, thanks to my dad, Elder H.B. Hudson, and Elder Gaylan Owens for their steady leadership and service over the years. We also thank God for all our leaders, ministry workers and congregation for being "Forever Faithful." Finally, Patricia and I are thankful for our children, who have shared this journey their entire lives: Michael Bryan (28), Michelle Lynn (26), Jonathan Paul (21), and Christine Ann (18).

Click here to visit the ministry website to see photos and view a special video that I put together. (Most photos taken by Patricia Jones)

Click here to download a copy of the banquet program booklet.

It has been a joy and honor to serve God, His people and our world.

The Best is Yet to Come!

Pastor Bryan & Patricia Hudson