Will all the people say AMEN!
The glow from those who led and attended our
could brighten anyone's day! Giddy is probably the correct word. Folks returning the borrowed flip-chart markers, name tags and tripod stands came through the church office smiling if not looking a bit exhausted. So with much thanks to these organizers: Lynda Berger, Courtney Hightower, Marty Schank, Kristen Smith and Brenda Te Brink: we say out loud: YOU ROCK!
Now we're off to
which the dictionary defines as "
a large lively party, especially one celebrating something".
We don't often think of church as a lively party but this one, on St. Francis Day, may prove to be the exception. The upcoming BETTER TOGETHER with all the pets and animals and their owners (and US!) gathering in Rotary Park on Sunday, October 6 is probably the most unique idea for "evangelism" on a local level of any church out there. Pray for all those who are working so hard to include the wider reaches of Durango in this intentionally "non-churchy" event. And while you're at it, read the Vision Statement for Better Together in the postcard duplicated below. Then ask yourself: "what can
do, who can
invite, and how can
at First Pres make a new kind of impact on our beautiful corner of God's creation here in Durango?"
his week we all could try stepping out of our comfort zones to embrace something new for ourselves and the church we love. Change is always uncomfortable at first. So why not start by trying to change something now so you can begin feeling comfortable again?
And now, this is the week ahead.
(Remember to sit down with your calendar and this email and plug these things in!)