Celebrate Good Times (Come On)

And if that song is now stuck in your head, keep it there until Sunday, October 7, because it’s Harvest Day!

And if you don’t know that song, look it up. It’s quite catchy.

It’s been a busy year at Knightdale Baptist since we last gathered for Harvest Day. In the time that’s passed, so much has happened that at this writing it’s difficult to remember everything. Of note, though, is the service we’ve had provided through different areas of ministry.

We were blessed to have Rev. David Mellnik share his incredible gifts in music with us for several months as Associate Pastor of Music and Worship, and look forward to welcoming him back to lead us for this year’s Harvest Day.

KBC was able to dust off another program in securing a Summer Intern this year. Melanie Pyles from Campbell University led in David’s wake, gathering good experience to carry her forward into a new position with a church in Lillington. Knightdale Baptist was able to provide a teaching atmosphere to enable a young woman to further discover her own gifts, talents, and calling in ministry.

Our youth embarked on yet another successful mission endeavor this Summer with their work in West Virginia. Coming back, they shared of their trip and how the unity and comradery inspired those around them. Already plans are being made for more opportunities to provide assistance in areas affected by Hurricane Florence, and you can be assured our youth will be at the forefront.

Each passing year also provides us an opportunity to celebrate the extended tenure of our church staff. Our Office Administrator and musicians are each approaching nearly two decades of service to KBC.

Of course, what would a year at KBC be without activities like Upward, the Spring Bazaar, and Vacation Bible School, where the solidarity of our church family is on display through collective team efforts that live up to our mission statement, Reaching Lives for Jesus.

An extension of our Spanish ministry saw a change in leadership as Pastor Frank transitioned to a new position, and we welcomed Pastor José and his family to continue the vital work that was being done. Under the leadership of Pastor José, the Spanish ministry sponsored an ESL outreach that grew from 8 attendees to more than 30 in just a couple of weeks!

Certainly the Spirit is moving at KBC, and whatever challenges are ahead, we know that God is faithful and will continue to bless us with so much for which to be thankful. As we approach another Harvest Day, a day set aside to remember our past as we forge ahead to a bright future, one thing is for sure.
It’s a celebration.

So bring your good times, and your laughter, too. We’re gonna celebrate with good friends, with church family, and in our church home.

Trent Sessoms