It’s Springtime: changing weather, new critters emerging, a time of rain (especially the last couple of weeks)… all the signs of a new season. With that, potentially comes a long list of‘THINGS TO DO: Spring cleaning, yard work, sorting, growing grass, rearranging, cleaning out…and on and on.
Just like we do in our own homes, an inventory was made at our church home of things to do and poof a list of 23 things was written on the board, from putting mulch on the playground, picking up trash, organizing closets, painting in the lobby…etc…thus the reason for the work day last Saturday.
As the day proceeded, one by one items were crossed off of what originally looked like a very long and daunting task list. What an amazing day of TEAMWORK. People were working alongside one another, talking, laughing and ACCOMPLISHING so much! Included in the people involved were about 20 Scouts who came and joined in the fun and tackled a majority of the outdoor projects. Not only did the boys work hard, they also had fun! What a joy it was to have the boys’ energy pour into this church. Even a person passing by was drawn to come in and enjoy some delicious baked goods and coffee and inquired about our church. This verse in Ephesians seems to sum it up:
“He makes the whole body fit together perfectly. As each part does its own special work, it helps the other parts grow, so that the whole body is healthy and growing and full of love.”
I am so honored to be in ministry WITH YOU as we continue to invite others this healthy church that is growing and full of love!
P.S. Check out this video from the workday Saturday!