Dear First Pres,
Tonight at 6p.m. in the Save Mart Center is a very important event in our city. It is an intentional event for the whole Church (notice the capital C) of Fresno/Clovis for the purpose of renewing our hearts for the mission of God. It's called Re:New. As you've heard articulated in worship on Sunday mornings, our hope is that our whole church will try to make it to this event. Why? Because we believe it will be an encouraging and inspiring night that will deepen your faith. Even if you know nothing about the speakers (Francis Chan & Luis Palau) or the worship leaders (Jesus Culture), I hope you're intrigued by the idea of such a purposeful gathering for the Church.
Admission is free, but it is a ticketed event. If you haven't reserved your seat yet, you can do that here. Many of us have already registered. I hope you will join us. Some have asked if we're going to try to all sit together in a particular section. Our answer: no, it's just too complicated. Instead, we encourage you to use the time to connect with folks from other churches.
And, don't forget, that on Sunday we'll take a special offering to support the CityFest movement. Our goal is to give $30,000 from FPC Fresno to this effort. My prayer: Lord renew our hearts - not just ours, but the heart of every believer - for the mission of God so that you might use us to saturate our city with Your glory. Doors open at 5 p.m. I hope to see you there.