Bless the LORD, O my soul, and all that is within me, bless his holy name! Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits. (Ps 103:1-2)

On April 6, we will celebrate 25 years of God’s faithfulness to Kingsway Community Church. A few members have been here since the very beginning in 1989. Most have joined since then. All are a gift from God, for he “arranged the members of the body, each one of them, as he chose” (1 Cor 12:18).

In that sense, our 25th anniversary is not about what we have accomplished. It’s about what God has accomplished. We are his workmanship, his people, his church. And we all have a story to tell.

That’s why we’re setting aside the month of March as A Month to Remember. We want to listen to stories of God’s faithfulness to our church and we want to share stories of God’s faithfulness to our church. Here’s how we’re going to do both over the next few weeks.

During the Sunday meeting, we will listen as church members tell stories of God’s faithfulness from different time periods in our history. Before and after the Sunday meeting, we will share as we write our own stories of God’s faithfulness on sheets of paper at the 25th anniversary table in the foyer. Consider answering one or more of the following questions:

  • Why did you come to Kingsway?
  • What 3 words describe your initial impression of Kingsway?
  • How did God use Kingsway in your life during your first few years here?
  • What is one thing you think God wants to do through us in the future?

Before the end of March, all written answers will be assembled into the leaves of a large tree in the foyer, creating a space where we can read about how God has been faithful to our church family. Many thanks to Bev Lewanowicz and Stephanie Shanks for making this project possible!

Visit the table in the foyer to share your story!

Matthew grew up attending KingsWay and joined the pastoral staff in 2009. God has blessed him and his wife, Aliza, with three rambunctious boys. Matthew did his undergraduate work at the University of Richmond in chemistry and political science, spent a year at the Sovereign Grace Pastor’s College, and received his Masters of Divinity from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.


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