A few years back, we created Legacy Sunday as a can't-miss event for anyone who has ever been part of Christ Community. Here are three reasons why you don't want to miss being part of this year's Legacy Sunday on September 11th:
First, because you are part of Christ Community. Dietrich Bonhoeffer once wrote, 'Christian community is not an ideal we have to realize, but rather a reality created by God in Christ in which we may participate.' If you have ever been part of our church, you are always part of our church. Legacy Sunday exists as a reminder of a reality in which we are privileged to participate; gathering together to worship as a rehearsal for the day when every tribe, tongue and people group from every generation will come together to worship Jesus.
Second, because you were made to leave a legacy. Most of the men and women who are part of Christ Community live in Athens for just a few years. My message at the Legacy Sunday gathering from Genesis 1:31 will lay out a plan for making a difference both now and for years to come that will make Jesus impossible to ignore here in Athens and beyond.
Third, because you're going to make memories. Whether you are new to the church, or you are coming back into town for the day, Legacy Sunday will be hard to forget. This will be the first Legacy Sunday in the 890 Boulevard building, and we have a great lunch planned afterward at Terrapin Brewery. You will not want to see pictures and video from the event and wish you had taken the time to be with us.
So let's make this simple. Decide right now that you are going to be part of Legacy Sunday on Sept. 11, and let us know that you are coming so we can have enough food for everyone.
- Matt Adair, Lead Pastor Christ Community Church