As a community of faith we are so thankful for days like today! Celeste lead our Christian Education department in recongizing the accomplishments of each one of our students and graduates. From perfect attendance awards to honor roll, what an amazing group! Lindsay Andalis, graduating with a bachelor's degree from San Jose State, delivered an incredible testimony of how her young nieces and nephews inspire her to perservere through the challenges of college life to achieve her academic goals. She reminded us that the pursuit of knowledge is a difficult journey but one that strengthens our faith. We pray God's blessing will continue to be with all our students and graduates, congratulations!
The love of God is certainly immeasurable. How could we ever reciprocate such compassion and grace? Experiencing such unconditional love encourages a sense of duty to use the talents He gave us and use it to do good works. Volunteering is a great way to share the abundant blessings God has provided us. Our time is valuable and it doesn't cost us anything to help others! The time we spent bagging potatoes at the Tri-City Volunteers Food Bank in Fremont may be a small gesture but it will make a big impact in the lives of many low income families, individuals and the homeless, who are receiving assistance with their weekly groceries. We are also appreciative of those that donated non-perishable items for the food bank. We look forward to sharing more of God’s love in future Mission activities!
Today we honored our fathers. Celeste led the children's sermon with a thoughtful reminder that we not only have our father's and grandfather's here on earth, but we also have a Heavenly Father that loves us and supports us. Pastor David Borglum delivered an enlightening meditation on Matthew 5:38-41, complete with audience participation, well done Kurt! Many thanks to the FAEUCC women's fellowship for making the flower gifts. Thanks to both churches for supplying all kinds of great food, helping to make our fellowship time even more meaningful. Thank you to Charles for encouraging us all to remember and keep in our hearts those father's who are no longer with us. To all the father's, we honor you today, God bless you.