I have a great mother-in-law. None of the standard jokes apply. And one of the things I most admire is Peg’s desire to bring her family together. At her instigation—and frankly, on her dime—we have regular gatherings of family for the purpose of reconnecting, catching up, playing and celebrating life.
This weekend is that at Chapel Hill. For the first time, we are throwing a Chapel Hill Family Reunion. Our mission partners will fly “home” to be with us for several fun-filled days.
First is Serve Saturday. Similar to Go Sunday several years ago, this is an opportunity to serve our community in a variety of ways. For example, I will be hauling out my chainsaw and cleaning up brush at Discovery Elementary. By the way, I still need about 100 more team mates! Just join us in the sanctuary at 9:00 on Saturday morning. Bring a flat screwdriver to help clear the playground deck or clippers to take down brush, other yard equipment… or your own monstrous power tool! (Bring your safety gear, too!) If power tools aren’t your cup of tea, you can see what other great opportunities for service are available HERE.
Or, if you’re a family with kids, drop in for as long as you’re able between 9:15 and 11:45 to either the gym (for preschoolers) or Memorial Chapel (for elementary school students) to do some hands-on service in partnership with missionaries.
Then, come worship Sunday morning. Both services will be filled with the stories of how our mission partners are making disciples around the world. It will be powerful.
And we still have room for 80 more people at dinner Sunday night at 5:30. Reserve your spot online if you want to join in the family meal before the story-telling begins. Everyone’s welcome to come hear the stories of how God is moving globally beginning at 6:30pm.
It is so easy for us to live life as if we are on our own. Family reunions remind us that we are part of something much greater than ourselves. Please, come. Cut, rake, laugh, eat… this will be good!
P.S. We need someone to donate a reliable, economy car to the church… emphasis on reliable and economy! It might provide a tax deduction for you (check with your CPA), but it will certainly meet a need of your church. If you can help, email Dan Griswold or call 253.851.7779.
P.P.S. We were overwhelmed with the number of you who showed up Wednesday night to break your fast… and we ran out of food! We apologize to those who didn’t get fed or get much food, but it is an awesome problem that we will fix next Wednesday on our next all-church fast.