Dear Church Family and Friends, We will be having a fellowship meal after the Service this coming Sunday! Please bring a dish (or two) of food to share! Also feel free to invite your friends and neighbors to come! Sundays when we have a fellowship meal are perfect opportunities for guests to come and experience who we are! The baby shower for Jensina Printz will be postponed until Sunday, June 3rd. Mother and baby (George William) are doing well, but Jensina is still recovering from surgery and hospitalization! She is recovering nicely but is in need of rest! I want to give each of you a special invitation to attend the Civil Righteousness Conference sponsored by the Charlottesville House of Prayer, June 1-3 at Connect Church in Charlottesville. This is going to be a very special event. Jonathan Tremain Thomas is the nationally known guest speaker for this event! The focus of the weekend is on societal healing and transformation. On August 12th last year, the “Unite the RIght” rallly put Charlottesville on the map along with other cities such as Ferguson, Missouri where racial related violence broke out. In spite of the fact that many in our city would rather forget the events of that day, Charlottesville is now in a unique position. We have an opportunity as a city to experience transformation as a culture to reveal to the world what it looks like when the believers in a city choose to live in true unity and transformation. I believe that this weekend event will serve as a catalyst for this type of transformation. Prophetic ministry is also available when you register for the conference. For more information or to register for the conference, click on this link: https://www.charlottesvillehop.com/2018-spring-conference This coming Sunday (in preparation for a series on The Kingdom of God) I feel led to share on; “How to see God.” This title is taken from Hebrews 12:14 “Make every effort to live in peace with everyone and to be holy; without holiness no one will see the Lord.” At the turn of the 19th century the “Holiness movement” was born in the United States. For over 80 years the topic of holiness was taught from the pulpits of America. Unfortunately since the mid 1980’s the topic of holiness has become extremely unpopular – even taboo. Many mainline denominations now approve, even promote actions that the Bible calls sin. In this post-modern era, there is very little talk about purity, sanctification and holiness that is emphasized in the Bible. A dilemma remains: holiness still seems one of the primary conditions that God considers essential. Will we accept the teachings of scripture and be a holy people or will be choose not to see God (Heb 12:14) and live according to the fThis Sunday we will focus on the Word of God regarding Holiness and discover why it is necessary in order to “see God.” Next week we will begin a series on the Kingdom of God. Please prepare for this series by reading Matthew 24:14-30. We will plan to spend the next 4-5 weeks on this topic! See you Sunday! Pastor Jon Quesenberry