3601 Fulton Mill Road  Macon, Georgia  31206

As we close out the month of October today my mind has reflected on a what a good month it has been here at FEC. Homecoming was the second Sunday of October and it did not disappoint.  We had one of our best crowds of the year.  We were blessed with good singing, I trust a good word from the Lord and great food as we ate together in the FLC.

The ladies "stay" retreat a couple of weeks later turned out to be one of the best ladies retreats ever.  So many of our ladies have commented to me how much they enjoyed the retreat.  Not only did the ladies have a great deal of fun, but, it is clear that the Lord met with them and much good happened during their retreat.

Having Michael Morgan here on the Sunday morning following the ladies retreat to share for a few minutes was an added blessing.  As Michael shared about how much our church family meant to him during his time at Hephzibah my heart was truly touched.  May God help us to continue to reach out to our community with the good news of God's love is my prayer.

The fall festival last night was one of best in recent memory and was a great way to close out the month of October.  Sandy and Marcia put together a great outreach.  I want to commend so many in our church family for volunteering to help out by cooking chili, bringing a desert, participating in the "trunk or treat" by decorating your vehicle and handing out the candy you purchased, helping with crafts, helping with the "bouncy house", doing the hayride and for helping clean up.  We had a large number of guests here last night which makes clear many of you invited family and friends to come be a part of the fall festival with you.  

I am still enjoying going through the Sermon on the Mount on Sunday mornings.  The Sermon on the Mount is one of the great passages in all of God's Word.  When Christ completed his message to those on the hillside Matt 7:28 stated "And so it was, when Jesus had ended these sayings, that the people were astonished at His teaching, for He taught them as one having authority and not as the scribes."(nkjv)  May it be true that as we dig deeper into these words of Christ over the next few months that we will all be challenged, convicted and encouraged.

Keep inviting.  Keep witnessing.  Keep praying.  Still believing God for good days ahead for us at FEC!