be the church.

Today was Be The Church Sunday at the Bridge. Nick preached what I've heard was a really great sermon (I missed it because I was dealing with hyper kids and bloody noses in the nursery), then we divided into three groups to get a glimpse of what it looks like to be the hands and feet of Christ in our community. One group cleaned up a park, one bought supplies for care packages for college students, and one bought thank-you gifts for young military families.

I was part of the latter group. We bought candy, cookbooks, small devotional books, and board games or outdoor games, then delivered them to the neighborhood where one young military couple from our church lives. We had fun, and what we did was actually pretty simple - the hardest part was ringing doorbells and talking to people. Even that was easier than I expected, which I think actually represents a way that God has grown me over the last few years, because two years ago, I'm not sure there's any way that I would be ringing one of those doorbells.

I'm interested to hear about the experiences of the other groups, and to see what God does with the time we just spent - not only in our community, but in us.

1 comment:

  1. Our church is cancelling a whole weekend of services, this coming weekend. It's called "the weekend of service." Instead of attending church, we're supposed to do a service project. They have (or had) a million options available online, but we haven't figured out what to do yet. I'll let you know how it turns out...


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