The Texas Labor Day Meeting has a rich tradition of gospel preaching and worship going back decades. Now well over 50 years old, the meeting is under the oversight of the Fossil Creek Church of Christ in Ft. Worth, Texas. Annually, the meeting is conducted at the Grapevine Convention Center in Grapevine, Texas (an ideal location with easy access to many major highways and just west of DFW International Airport).
The congregation thanks everybody who attended the 2015 meeting to make it a success. Many people put in a lot of hard work to make this meeting successful.
First, thank you to the preachers. The gospel is the focal point of all our work together. The meeting wouldn’t exist without the capable preaching of the Word. This year’s preachers were (in order): Nathan Battey, Jerry Dickinson, Johnny Elmore, Mike Criswell, Clint De France, Bruce Roebuck, William St. John, Kevin Presley and Ronny Wade. We especially thank Ronny Wade for his help in conducting the meeting on our behalf each year. Ronny grew up in the Ft. Worth area as a boy and young man. His roots run deep around here and annually it’s a bit of a homecoming. We appreciate him very much.
Second, thanks to all the men who participated in leading the worship services. Singing and praying are important activities of God’s people, especially in worship. As usual the singing was wonderful at this year’s meeting – thanks in large part to the songbooks published by Kevin Presley. We’re thankful to have Kevin and his talents. Thank you to every song leader and those who worded the prayers.
Third, thank YOU. All of you who attended. We know that attending such meetings is an expensive ordeal, requiring planning, budgeting and saving. Thank you for investing in this meeting. We’re committed to make the meeting worth your while. This year’s meeting had an abundance of young people. We’re thankful for them and optimistic about the future of the church when so many young people show an interest in the Lord’s Church. Our prayer is that every person who attended will be invigorated to return back home to carry on the local work of the Church.
Fourth, thanks to the Comfort Inn, the Grapevine Convention Center and others who serve to make this meeting a success. The meeting’s success is possible because of the cooperation and support from others. A special thank you this year to Mark McCormick at the Comfort Inn for his help.
And most of all, we thank God for all His blessings. We’re thankful that everybody arrived safely to the meeting. We pray He’ll watch over everybody as they travel back home. We’re thankful for so many things provided by God, especially the forgiveness of sins found through Jesus Christ in the Church. May the Lord bless our homes and our congregations. And may each of us love Him and obey Him as we journey toward an everlasting reward.
We pray the Lord blesses you in your LABOR to faithfully serve Him. Lord willing, we hope to see you back here next year.
The Annual Texas Labor Day Meeting is a gospel meeting conducted by:
Fossil Creek Church of Christ | 3517 N. Beach Street | Ft. Worth, TX 76111