WOW what a night! Tonight was our Ethos Volunteer Christmas Party and it was a blast. We had tons of food and just had a great time hanging out and talking and laughing together. There are days when I go to work and there's just too much for me to do. But then at a gathering like we had tonight I feel so completely blessed to be shepherding this community of people.
This amazing group of people partner with us every week to reach people for Christ. They serve hard, work hard, go beyond what they should and for that I want all of them to know that I am truly grateful. There is nothing like knowing you are on a team with people who believe in the mission of the community. I really do wish that all our volunteers could have been there tonight but some just could not make it. Please know you were definitely missed.
Mande and I say "thank you" for all you do to make Ethos a success. God has big plans for us in 09! Thank you for allowing us to lead this community at Ethos. I am truly honored to be your pastor and I can't wait to see everyone Sunday.