Why “Encore?” These days when people retire, we tend to take a bit of an “intermission” and then step into a season of life with a new goal! We don’t retire to simply sit on a porch. We retire into a new season of life, hopefully, filled with meaning and purpose! Perhaps we have had dreams of what we always wanted to do, and now that there is time available, we step up or step out into something new. Metaphorically speaking, we come back for the Encore. We want this time in life to really count for something!
We know by this time in life that we must be intentional about the choices we make. Although we may have more time at our disposal, we may not have the finances, health, or energy to do exactly as we please. We have this wonderous gift we call time, and how we invest those hours can make a tremendous difference in the life of others. Yet, paradoxically, when we give our time and talents for the service of others, we find a meaningful and fulfilling life! Consider these words of Jesus:
For whoever wants to save their life will lose it, but whoever loses their life for me will find it. - Matthew 16:25
There is an incredible joy to be found in serving others, for Christ’s sake. We are made for ministry! We hope you will join us in investing some time and energy in caring for others in our church and community. Along the way, we find that the companionship of friends genuinely committed to sharing the love of Jesus is sweet company indeed!