Had another GREAT turn out for services this past Sunday at Archie’s. This keeping up with technology is always a challenge for me, but I think I’m beginning to get the hang of it. Still trying to figure out how toadd a Guestbook to the site so we can have some visitor banter and comments.
Our web guy has been on the road, and we send out traveling mercies and protective angels to guard and protect him on his journeys. Pastor Bob had some kudos expressed by several of the congregation as he settles in to a nice rythym in his delivery and approach, making the messgae his as God leads. Great Job Bob!
The Video crew ended up a bit slim this week so we recruited this week (George Mac Arthur) and asked a few people to jump on board with Rick and Patty Hills as volunteers for future Sundays. We can alway s use some folk who are willing to commit in service in the following ares…Parking attendants, video team, Harvet Food Volunteers (See Camille O), Community Work Force (See Randy B.), Home Group Studies are always welcome if you feel led to start a home study, just let us know so we can promote it.
Prayer Team…as usual had another list of needs presented and some more Praise reports as we send out prayer requests to more than 1500 people who are committed to pray for presented needs!
Jail Ministry is going strong at St Lucie County Jail with John T. Danny H. and Pastor Dave as they teach and process through The Alpha Series in The Spiritual Dorm.
Pastors Dave and Bob are working hard in the continued pursuit of a higher education.
Your Prayers and support are always welcome.
What an awesome day of praise, worship and excitement! This past Sunday we topped 400 people in attendance on the “Patty-O” Deck at Archie’s. REACH presented Patty McGee with a gift…she’s a statue of a blonde surfer girl we can use as an information station and offering stand on Sundays and Archie’s will have around for menus and other info through the week.
We also had 9 of our members spend the day Saturday in Okeechobee (Yes…that’s a real name of a city in Florida) with the Florida Baptist Disaster Relief people to get certified as Disaster Relief volunteers. We encouraged others to go to one of the future training days in either Jacksonville or Tampa…to help further build the Disaster Relief team from REACH Archie’s. for more info check out http://www.flbaptistdisaster.org
As we look forward to celebrating easter with not only a 6:30 am Sunrise service, but also our regular 9 am service, we are giving a message in regard to Jesus and His mission from God. Please feel free to share our site with your friends and family.
Let us know if you’re “tuning in” from afar…when and where so we can let the rest of the family know!
After some technical glitch caused there to be an incomplete video service, we got together this morning anticipating clear weather…But God had a different and better plan! Rain! So we asked for volunteers to get the electronics into the trailer…and had an assist by Andy “DJ Pink” Trusty with the use of his sound system on short notice. Also we saw that perhaps God wanted each of us to experience someone we hadn’t met before by crowding us in under the rain shelter and squeezing us in with people we hadn’t sat next to before.
As we sang a-ca-paella, Mark and DJ Pink set up the sound system for teaching and announcements. The wind blew…the rain fell and God sent out His message through Pastor Bob and Pastor me….
I know we had some people who will be tuning in from San Salvador, Costa Rica, Spain, Melbourne (Fla) and New York as Reach Archie’s grows into Reach International through the miracle of Video and the gift of Rick and Patty Hills.
Please be in prayer about your personal faith and what you truly believe in the heart level as to not only WHO you are but WHOSE you are!
May God speak clearly to your heart and grow you exponentially this week.
Well, we’re 3 weeks into the new year and things are starting to happen.
Here’s how God works…I met with a couple yesterday, Rick and Patty Hills, who are interested in handling the Video Production of the services. Our Web Guy, Dale Woodruff came to the meeting to see what we may need to do as far as the web site goes. Rick Hills and I had spoken briefly about a month ago and he handed me their telephone number on a card with the note, “We are ready to serve” written on the back. He said they were experienced at video production and offered to be of service.
In my mind, I knew I was going to call them, but I had no idea where the equipment was going to come from, how to even shop for the equipment and where the funds to get the equipment necesary to make a professional video would come from. So I delayed doing so.
It seems that God has called them to this ministry and they have their own equipment! They said thay prayed abouit where they could be of service and God showed them our ministry at Archie’s. They have a desire to train cameramen and to engineer the production from front to back. We will not only be able to offer a live streaming video feed, but we will be able to archive the events in video format on the web site AND have the ability to burn dvd copies of the sermons and services!
This has been a prayer and focus of mine for the past 6 to 8 months and I’ve been wondering so many things. (How much are cameras? Where can I find people with the skills to make a professional end product? Who do I ask to volunteer? How do I do the editing?)
All of these questions have been running around in my mind and I’ve offered up in prayer. Yesterday…God made a way where I could not see a way!!! Praise God for His awesomeness!
So…THIS Sunday you will see much more equipment being set in place. We will be pulling together volunteers who are wishing to be cameramen and or “grips”. (Grips, will see to it that cords are moved and people don’t trip or get tangled up in the wiring.) I have called a few individuals who expressed a desire to be “of service” and the production will be underway!
When all of this came about, I cannot tell you how filled with awe I was. I felt tears of joy well up behind my eyes and was truly blessed with God’s ability to provide ABOVE and BEYOND my vision and scope.
GOD IS SOOOO GOOD!
Be Blessed! Dave
Wanted to take a moment to wish you all a Very Merry Christmas and the Happiest and most Blessed New Year. We are working on bringing new information to the web site, so please continue to get in the habit of checking in on a regular basis. If you see achange you like, let us know in the comments/guest book. If you have enjoyed a particular service or class please share your experiences that others may be encouraged to grow in their faith.
God Bless you and assure you you are His workmanship.
So, we’re still working on getting the site together. I’m excited to be learning how to do this and excited about where REACH is going in the future. It’s our vision of reaching not only our seasonal attenders when they are visiting their northern homes, but also to REACH the World with the Good News of the Gospel in plain English. It’s my prayer that the world will see the vision and support us in the mission of healing and rebuilding families as God heals and rebuilds lives which have been affected by not only alcohol and drugs, but also the dis-ease of manipulation, control, rage and codependency. In a phrase…Life Issues, Issues of the flesh and it’s natural desire to be in control.
My prayer is that God would heal others through the love of Christ as individuals begin to believe the truth of the Gospel. You are loved, unconditionally. You are accepted, just as you are…but God loves you enough to not leave you that way. You are important in God’s plan. you have a purpose that He will reveal. You are adequate in ministry.
May God begin a work in your heart that brings you from “being ministered to” to “being a minister to”
Just setting up the new web site. Please be sure to check back as I learn to add more features, we’ll have more fun and information as we go along. When the guestbook becomes active, please be sure to share some of your experiences with our other visitors.
We’re excited about some volunteers who have stepped forward to video tape our services to REACH the WORLD through modern technology!
Feel free to share our site with all of your friends!
Remember…You are God’s beloved child in whom He is WELL Pleased!