If you haven’t been to the beach yet this year, Sunday, July 31st will be your chance. That is the kick-off day for our 2011 Vacation Bible School, SonSurf Beach Bash. This promises to be an exciting week for kids of all ages as we see our church transformed into a Grand Strand beach party. Of course, the most exciting thing is that there will be dozens of children learning about Jesus—some of them for the very first time! Please don’t miss this opportunity to invite someone to church.
The VBS actually begins Sunday evening on July the 31st, but Sunday morning will be a family worship experience that would be an excellent time to invite people who don’t normally come to church. It will be an informal environment where they could feel comfortable to meet people and get exposure to our church family. Why not think about a family you know that does not have a church home and make it a point to invite them to come? Be sure to come join the fun…and don’t forget to wear your favorite Hawaiian shirt to add to the atmosphere!
There are a number of other special events in August I’d like to call to your attention. The first Sunday of August will be a special Sunday for several reasons. First, it will be the official beginning of the 2011 Falcon Camp Meeting. For over 100 years, believers have been gathering in the tiny town of Falcon, NC to seek the outpouring of God’s Spirit. A World Missions emphasis service will begin Sunday, August 7th at 6:00 PM and will be followed by a vision-casting message from Bishop Jim Whitfield. Prayer meetings are held every morning at 8:30, and three services are conducted daily Monday through Friday (August 8th-12th). Service times are: 9:30 AM, 11:00 AM, and 7:30 PM. There is a special Youth Emphasis on Wednesday evening led by Evangelist, Clayton King. If you would like more info, check out the pamphlets at the information booth in the foyer.
The first Sunday of August is also special because Bishop Doug Beacham will join us here at The Capital Church for our morning services. Dr. Beacham is the World Missions director for the IPHC. It will be a wonderful time hearing from this man of God as he shares some of what God is doing in the world through our brothers and sisters in Christ.
Finally, we have a special guest worship leader who will join us on August 14th and 21st. Jonathon Thompson is the son of Bishop Chris Thompson, the Evangelism USA director for the IPHC. Jonathon has a heart for worship and for using the arts to win the lost to Jesus. He and his wife Brandy feel a calling to the Raleigh area to build a ministry of reaching out to at-risk youth through music ministry. He is an accomplished musician and has traveled extensively with Christian music groups throughout this area. Please extend him a warm Capital Church welcome, and come ready to worship the Lord!
Blessings in the Lord,