[Jesus said,] "Behold, I am making all things new. Revelation 21:5
A newborn's world is small. As he takes his first few grasping breath's, an infant's world does not extend beyond the four walls of the small hospital room in which he is born. His world includes only a few people: mother, father, doctor, and a few nurses. As days and months go, the world grows larger; the baby crawls about in a house or apartment full of strange rooms and peculiar features, each filled with opportunities to explore and make new discoveries. The world swells to an enormous size when the toddler learns to walk. That ability opens up a whole universe of new places to explore.
Walking with God will undoubtedly lead you to new places, too. Noah walked with God to a new and largely uncertain place. This journey began when God invited Noah to walk by faith: Rather than come up with a million and one reasons not to follow, Noah put one foot in front of the other. He set to it:
Noah did this, he did all that God commanded him. Genesis 6:22
Noah worked by faith, not knowing exactly where God was taking him. God was leading Noah and his family to a whole new place.
Walking with God will take you to a whole new place in Christ. The one who makes all things new, Jesus, will continue taking you to new and greater places as you live out your life of faith in him. Christ continually brings his people to a point of repentance, forgiveness, and peace, to a place of power and service.
As you put one foot in front of the other and begin walking by faith, you can be certain that your adventure has begun. God will lead you to challenges and opportunities beyond your imagination right now.
(from Man of God, Walking by Faith. A book of daily readings presented to the men of Steele Hill by Rev. Sistare, Christmas 2017)
Mother's Day Tea
Saturday, May 11
3:00 - 6:00 PM
Steele Hill Fellowship Hall
All women are asked to wear gloves, hats and bring your favorite, delicious dessert
Please sign up in vestibule Sunday
Muffins for Mothers, Grandmothers, Aunties, Big Sisters
Sunday, May 12, 2019
Sponsor: Children's Dept.
Catch The Breeze!
We are in the initial steps of rolling out Breeze! One of the benefits of Breeze is that members will be able to create/enter their individual profile. We have a small group who are participating in this process before we roll it out to all members. There will be two ways to create your profile. Individually or assistance from the Breeze Team. Beginning, Sunday, May 5, the Breeze Team will be set up in the fellowship hall to take your picture and create your profile.
If you would like to be a member of the Breeze Team, please contact Fred Witherspoon by Sunday, April 28. Requirements are that you can use a camera and enter information into computer. Ideally, we would like to have 3-5 difference members each Sunday in May. The Breeze Team will have an orientation meeting prior to May 5.
Also, beginning May 5, the Breeze Team and Media Ministry will be taking group/individual pictures of Ministries, Auxiliaries, Ministries, Boards, Choirs. (Choirs, your picture will be taken on the Sunday that you sing and Deaconess will be taken on 1st Sunday in May. As stated earlier, the Lay Council's group picture will be taken on April 28.
Please contact Fred Witherspoon with any questions or concerns. Thank You!
Quarterly Conference & Check-Up Meetings
2nd Quarterly Conference
May 25, 2019
For Quarter January - March 31, 2019
Contacts: Candace or Erica
Lancaster District Pre-Check Up Meeting
May 22, 2019
Mt. Tabor A.M.E. Zion Church
2nd Quarter Check-Up Meeting
KMTC - Rock Hill, SC
"Congratulations Raseac and Cierra for your accomplishments for 2019 school year. Your grandparents are so proud of you two keep up the great work!" Sam & Nadine Morrison
This is the perfect introduction for Class of 2019 and Student Recognition, grades k-12, in June. Please start compiling your student's church, academic, extracurricular and community service achievements and participation for School Year 2019. (CED Dept.)
YMCA prayer breakfast asks to connect with those furthest from us
The theme of the 2019 YMCA Prayer Breakfast was “Finding the Courage to Connect.” This morning, thousands of everyday people joined with civic and business leaders to discuss the potential of what can be done in the Charlotte community and beyond.
The opening prayer from former Carolina Panther Jonathan Stewart set the tone for the one-hour breakfast which focused on connecting with others through good deeds and volunteerism.
Keynote speakers for the program were Toussaint Romain, a community advocate and attorney, and Mike Moses, pastor at Lake Forest Church.
Romain broke down the word connect and the reasons why it is important to thoroughly join in a community movement for the betterment of our friends and neighbors.
“Connecting is not just shaking hands and serving meals at the men’s shelter,” Romain said. “The question is do you have to courage to thoroughly join to make our city better?”
The speakers pointed to the work that has always been done by churches and that historically most great movements were started and supported by churches both locally and across the nation.
“Maybe what we need is the courage to disconnect so we can reconnect,” Romain said. “Disconnect from our phones, from ourselves, so we can reconnect to God. Then, we would have the ability to connect others to God.”
The YMCA wants to empower the entire community to volunteer on some level and they are working tirelessly to give everyone the opportunity they need to reach their full potential.
“Do you have the courage to connect with those that are the furthest from us?” Todd Tibbits, YMCA of Greater Charlotte, president and CEO, said.
They YMCA’s annual campaign is trying to fill the gap in some of the community most critical needs, including third-grade reading, child development, health and well-being and more.
“What are we afraid of?” Romain said. “If we combined our resources, think of what we can do together.”
Each of the YMCA of Greater Charlotte locations responds to the unique needs of the communities they serve. You can learn about the additional programs and services that are funded by the annual campaign donations at any area YMCA.
Note: At some date in the future, we will have a YMCA in Indian Land. The plans are for the site next door to the former City of Lights. Also, we have the Gregg Family YMCA next door to USC-Lancaster.
Celebrate Earth Day
We are sharing 2 Earth Day Celebrations this Saturday. Take your pick between the Anne Aprings Close Greenway Earth Day Party in Fort Mill from 11 - 3 with food, kid's activities, farm animals and so much more! The Earth Day Celebration Showcase seeks to promote the use of recycled, reuseable and renewable materials in creative and artistic ways, while raising environmental and waste awareness among entrants and spectators. Participate in the Recyled Fashion Show, Recylcled Art Show or Earth Day Poetry Reading.
The Museum of York County, Rock Hill, is also having their Earth Day Birthday from 10-3 with so many activities for the kids, including planetarium shows, tie-dye activities and more.