Autumn colors in Missouri are beautiful, making it an exciting time of the year for those of us who live here. The beautiful hues of yellow, orange, purple and red show us the handiwork of our creator. The many large oaks, hickories, walnuts and ashes, with their large colorful leaves, intricately paint the landscape. The many rivers are filled with orange and red maples, contrasted by dark green cedars and purple ashes. Bright, varied colors of dogwoods and plum thickets add to the colorful palette. The colors mean change. Change may not always be easy, but it is necessary and inevitable. It is my prayer that God helps us enjoy each day of life no matter what season it is.
I am also happy to announce that we are introducing some changes at People’s Church. After saving several years for our office renovation, we are finally underway with the construction. Our offices haven’t been touched in many long decades, and they are in sorry condition. We are excited to actually be remodeling our offices. At the same time, our purpose is to accommodate our growing youth ministry. This ministry, which is under the direction of Ryan and Fawn Brooks, has steadily been growing for the last few years. They have outgrown two different rooms. Our plans are to give them the space where our old offices are located. Once this area is renovated, it will accommodate many more teenagers. Our thanks to all of you who have contributed to this project and are helping us bring it to completion. Thanks to all the men who are working each day to make this renovation happen.