From the Rec Min April 29, 2019

               It was good to get back into the swing of things after the Easter break. I was out of town at a family wedding but was in touch by phone at times throughout the weekend. Thanks to all of you who helped to make it a great day for Baseball! Please – please – please be sure to remind and encourage all of the families on your teams about the 2019 CSports Baseball Celebration this coming Sunday at 3:00pm. In the past there have actually been families who have told us they didn’t know about the event even though it was in their parent info packet and, hopefully, announced at each practice for the past month. The Celebration is a big part of each sports season. We will be in the sanctuary this time so please get here early to come find a seat.

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               Last week, as well as days prior to Easter, I enjoyed watching the annual and traditional movies I have seen so many times. One of my favorites has always been The 10 Commandments with Charlton Heston as Moses. As I watched it a week or so ago I thought of you folks who run our programs. Moses nears the Burning Bush and is told by God that he has been chosen to lead His people. His first reaction reminded me of so many times I have been asked, or even felt a call, to do something out of my routine or comfort zone. Moses, however, is talking to God when he says, in his own way of course, “Are you kidding me???. I can’t do this!”   So many of you were hit with the request/calling when Mrs. Rose told you we needed coaches, team moms, etc. A favorite phrase I recall from my father is, “God doesn’t call the equipped, He equips the called.” Hebrews 13:20,21 tells us, “Now may the God of peace, who through the blood of the eternal covenant brought back from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great Shepherd of the sheep, equip you with every good thing to do His will. And may He accomplish in us what is pleasing in His sight through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory forever and ever. Amen.” We may make that Mrs. Rose’s benediction after each coaches meeting. When we answer the call, God will give us the mindset, the words, and the assurance we need to do His will. This process comes in many ways from volunteering for a program to parenting, to taking a job, making a decision, advising a friend, etc.    But…here I am again “preaching to the choir”.

               Thank you all for what you do to make this ministry effective. See you Saturday AND Sunday!


In His Service,


Steve Ellisor, Recreation Minister

Christ United Methodist Church



“In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will direct your paths.” Proverbs 3:6