Hi Fruit Cove! I wanted to give you a January update of what is happening at Refuge! January has been an extremely encouraging month for us. We ended 2020 really encouraged and hopeful for what God would do in 2021 and we have been blown away.
We have been meeting in person now for about 6 months (while still also live streaming services 9 & 10:30am if you’re interested..) and every Sunday in January we had more than 100 people on campus spread across 2 services including about 25 children each week. We have been so encouraged to see new faces/guests each week, as well as new families adding to our numbers each week. One cool blessing is what we have several new large families (5 or more kids,) who are also foster families. I’m telling you, it has been amazing.
This year our focus at Refuge is Prayer and Community. Specifically we are encouraging our people to pray both personally and privately as well as we are having gatherings where we pray together. I’ve attached below my personal prayer so you can see and know what we are praying, 5 very specific things. In early January our church gathered together and prayer walked the neighborhood we are in and last Sunday night we gathered together outside for a night of prayer. It was extremely encouraging!
In February we are going to focus specifically on building community within our church each Sunday. We are creating opportunities before and after Sunday worship for our people to connect and get to know one another a little better.
I am so grateful for the Lord’s work at Refuge, for all He is doing, for an incredible leadership team and for who He is bringing into our church each and every week. Thank you for being faithful in your giving, prayers and encouraging support. We miss so many of our friendship from Fruit Cove, and at some point will hopefully make it back over on a Sunday. Lastly feel free to follow along on our podcast or through out website as we are going through the book of Ephesians on Sundays for the next few months!
Grateful for our FCBC Family.