June 2018

Services

Sunday— 9:30 AM Sunday School, 10:15 AM fellowship, 10:30 AM Worship Service

by: Keith Howell

05/31/2018

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BILL’S BLOG

Georgetown is growing. I don’t need to tell you that. You see it in the number of residential and commercial housing developments taking shape. You feel it on the crowded roads and sense it in longer lines at restaurants, businesses, and government entities. Georgetown is one of the fastest growing suburban areas in the nation. Population in Georgetown almost doubled from the 2000 census to the 2010 census. Sun City is fueling some of that growth, with Del Webb projected to add as many as 2,400 new homes over the next few years. By 2050, James Gaines, chief economist with the Texas A&M Real Estate Center, projects that Williamson County’s population will grow to 2 million people.

One of the fastest growing sections of Georgetown is the northwest corridor. This corridor encompasses the northwest stretches of Williams Drive, Ronald Reagan, Highway 195, and the expansion of Sun City. This is our neighborhood, our congregation’s parish. San Gabriel Presbyterian Church is strategically located in the middle of this rapid-growth corridor of Georgetown.

This reality presents an enormous opportunity for SGPC now, and for decades to come. San Gabriel is already considered a warm, hospitable, joyous body of Christ. The congregation is also known for its outreach in the community with money and the social capital of volunteers in local benevolent causes. Pound for pound, San Gabriel is one of the most generous and socially engaged congregations I have served. I am proud of the foundation laid by Jeanne Stanley and so many of you who were pioneers to get SGPC started and to make it a viable, engaging, and faithful body of Christ.

For today, and into the future, SGPC must continue to be what it is: a welcoming, nurturing body of Christ in the Reformed, Presbyterian tradition. As the community grows around us and people come from all over to call Georgetown home, we must continue to be a hospitable body of Christ that welcomes the stranger and turns them to family. We will continue to look for ways that our building and grounds can serve this community’s needs. We will keep searching for ways that we can be most effective and impactful with our mission dollars and the social capital of mission volunteers. We will continue to offer worship that is stimulating and engaging; educational opportunities that enlighten and broaden faith commitment; fellowship opportunities that bind us together as a joyous family of Christ.

The future of our community is one of growth and change – this is our opportunity. The future of SGPC will be one of growth and change as well – this is our joy. Our opportunity and joy will come together all for the sake of Jesus Christ and to the glory of God.

Click Here To View A Downloadable PDF Of June 2018'S SAN GABRIEL'S TRUMPET

BILL’S BLOG

Georgetown is growing. I don’t need to tell you that. You see it in the number of residential and commercial housing developments taking shape. You feel it on the crowded roads and sense it in longer lines at restaurants, businesses, and government entities. Georgetown is one of the fastest growing suburban areas in the nation. Population in Georgetown almost doubled from the 2000 census to the 2010 census. Sun City is fueling some of that growth, with Del Webb projected to add as many as 2,400 new homes over the next few years. By 2050, James Gaines, chief economist with the Texas A&M Real Estate Center, projects that Williamson County’s population will grow to 2 million people.

One of the fastest growing sections of Georgetown is the northwest corridor. This corridor encompasses the northwest stretches of Williams Drive, Ronald Reagan, Highway 195, and the expansion of Sun City. This is our neighborhood, our congregation’s parish. San Gabriel Presbyterian Church is strategically located in the middle of this rapid-growth corridor of Georgetown.

This reality presents an enormous opportunity for SGPC now, and for decades to come. San Gabriel is already considered a warm, hospitable, joyous body of Christ. The congregation is also known for its outreach in the community with money and the social capital of volunteers in local benevolent causes. Pound for pound, San Gabriel is one of the most generous and socially engaged congregations I have served. I am proud of the foundation laid by Jeanne Stanley and so many of you who were pioneers to get SGPC started and to make it a viable, engaging, and faithful body of Christ.

For today, and into the future, SGPC must continue to be what it is: a welcoming, nurturing body of Christ in the Reformed, Presbyterian tradition. As the community grows around us and people come from all over to call Georgetown home, we must continue to be a hospitable body of Christ that welcomes the stranger and turns them to family. We will continue to look for ways that our building and grounds can serve this community’s needs. We will keep searching for ways that we can be most effective and impactful with our mission dollars and the social capital of mission volunteers. We will continue to offer worship that is stimulating and engaging; educational opportunities that enlighten and broaden faith commitment; fellowship opportunities that bind us together as a joyous family of Christ.

The future of our community is one of growth and change – this is our opportunity. The future of SGPC will be one of growth and change as well – this is our joy. Our opportunity and joy will come together all for the sake of Jesus Christ and to the glory of God.

Click Here To View A Downloadable PDF Of June 2018'S SAN GABRIEL'S TRUMPET

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