I wanted to make you all aware of some changes to our monthly Prayer Gatherings. First things first: Our normal Prayer Gathering will NOT be meeting in October. In light of the “seismic shift” that is going on in our vision for Community Groups (see this video for more info), we are redirecting some of our efforts… Instead of inviting you to the church to pray and worship one Wednesday each month, we’re going to bring prayer TO YOU through your Community Group. This includes a couple of prayer “openers” for your Community Group to do each month to open your group time. These will be short (5-10 minute) prayer exercises that will incorporate much of the creativity that goes into our corporate gathered prayer time. Be on the lookout for more information and instructions coming your way in October.
And don’t worry, we will still be meeting corporately to pray and worship together, but we’ll be meeting quarterly instead of monthly. And we’re amping up our time together, so these will become nights you won’t want to miss! Our next corporate gathering will be the first Wednesday in December, so be sure to mark your calendars now!
I think this will be a very good shift for Cumberland. It will still emphasize our corporate gathering time while also helping us all develop a lifestyle of prayer through our Community Groups. I’m excited to see where God takes us as we continue to seek Him through prayer and worship.
I’m glad we’re on this journey together.
[Director of Prayer & Worship]