9Lake Edge and Christ the Solid Rock will worship jointly this Sunday, August 26, at a special time, 10:30 am (socially distanced, masks encouraged to protect vulnerable members during Delta). Ryan Hitchens, our newly hired Alliance Shepherd, will offer the message about his new ministry with Alliance@4200.
(More about Ryan below, as well as how to join online)
Pastor Mitchell and Pastor Lex will preside. We encourage everyone to come to the Courtyard if possible (and if it’s safe/comfortable for you). It will be a lively, Spirit-filled service.
HOW LAKE EDGE ONLINE FOLKS CAN JOIN THE SERVICE
Sunday will be on Facebook Live only - but don’t worry. You don’t have to be “on Facebook” to join.
At 10:30 on the dot, go to their page BY CLICKING ON THIS LINK:
At the bottom right, you’ll see a little box, like a tiny TV screen
CLICK on the box at 10:30, and the service will come up live, along with sound
AMY WILL BE ON ZOOM CHAT at 10 am to help folks navigate.
Meeting ID: 814 2006 8349.
REMEMBER: Service starts at 10:30. Have a leisurely breakfast and then head over. There will be lots of seating in the Courtyard. See you Sunday!
S. Ryan Hitchens (Ryan)
Formal Title: Director of Community Engagement
Working Title: Alliance Shepherd
Ryan grew up in Louisiana. Very involved throughout his life in the Black church (choir, usher, young adult ministry, etc.). He knows the church. He also trained and has experience in leadership, with a track record in success in helping transform church and community groups. He’s been in Madison for about a year, but has already created deep ties to equity work being done across our City.
He's managed volunteers and programs, and he knows how to connect with people. He'll be a strong bridge between our two independent congregations. Ryan will be a key component in the "fabric that will help both churches become,” as Pastor Mitchell has put it, "more knit together."
Ryan will be introduced to us at our joint worship service (10:30 am; outdoors) and will provide the primary message for sermon time.