Saturday, October 27, 2012

No tricks, lots of treats!

Last Wednesday night's Fall Family Fun Fair was a great event for our church and community.

No tricks- just lots of planning by folks like Erin Moss and Teresa Denmark.
No tricks- just lots of folks contributing time and energy.
No tricks-  food, games, and children are always a recipe for fun!

Lots of treats- in the smiles and laughter of children.
Lots of treats- in seeing how families enjoyed a good night out in a safe environment.
Lots of treats- in seeing how much fun our volunteers had in serving.

Now... what are we going to do next year?!?

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

I Stand Amazed

The last four weeks have been incredibly busy around here... at least that's been my excuse for not being faithful to blogging.  For me, the blog is reflective exercise- and we all know that busy-ness is the enemy of reflection! I can look back now...

  • and see how touched so many were to participate in our last Sunday morning service. I am amazed at the little things that trigger big experiences and add to life-long memories.
  • and see just how many people participated in the move that afternoon. The efforts of scores of younger and older folks, long-term and more recent members (and some college student volunteers who have never worshiped with us) allowed us to literally move a worship center and set-up 15 classrooms.  I am amazed at how much work can get done when everybody pitches-in.
  • and see how much skill, "know-how," and experiences we share in this family of faith. I am amazed at the gifts that God has given us and the willingness of our folks to share them.
  • I am amazed at how much can be accomplished when nobody's worried about who gets credit.
I am glad that I found this time to reflect... now I've got work to do!