I recently had a conversation with one of my peers concerning the upcoming months. In it, he said, “Well, we’re about to get busy again!” I thought to myself…”Uh, I didn’t realize we hadn’t been busy this whole time!”
We’ve had a crazy blessed summer, this year. We averaged a little under eighty folks each Sunday; we had two open mic nights, one Soul of a Musician (Fr. TS Youmans); Family Fellowship Week; bake sales, funerals, weddings, and so much more. Simply put: Folks, we’re in it. I’m so proud of this place and what we’re doing here, but more importantly, I’m proud of the faith around here.
We continue to grow in love and support of one another and we also continue to dive deeper into relationship with one another and with God. I’m looking forward to the coming months—not because we’re going to be busy again—but because we never stopped. I can’t wait to see what the future holds for us, for new members and returning members to follow their feet to this holy and wonderful space.
Remember that we always have room to grow, both personally and congregationally. Next week we’ll have a potluck (here’s looking at you Aunt Pam, bring the olive dip) so make sure to bring something to share! We’ll also be holding a ministry fair—a way in which to learn about and sign up for ministries within the church. I know we need a few more altar guild members, and we ALWAYS need more singers for our extraordinary choir. If neither of those call to you, then don’t worry, there are plenty of other opportunities to engage.
Also, beginning September 12th, we’ll begin our Wednesday night community dinner from 6:30-7:00pm. Immediately following that will be choir, youth group, and young adult group study. If you just want to come eat, fine. If you want to join one of the groups, please do! I’m working on adding a fourth group for an all ages adult study. This way, there are multiple opportunities for all kinds of folks to come, eat, and engage!
AND LEST YE FORGET, FAITHFUL, CHURCH STARTS AT 10:30 THIS WEEK! Our young adult study will meet at 9:15, as will youth study. Young adults will meet in the conference room or library, and if we have more than can fit, we’ll move to the Parish Hall—this group will be lead by Deacon Dion. Youth will meet in the room next to the nursery (yet to be named)—and this will be lead my me.
So, come. Come and learn, come and teach, come and be fed. Let’s #practiceresurrection together as much as possible!