Monday, July 28, 2008

Being the church

Yesterday, after morning service, our church held Community Day. We invited the surrounding area to join us for (free) lunch, live music, games, fellowship and school supplies (if needed).

It was a raging success. Our church is an old elementary school building, right in the middle of a neighborhood. In fact, because of our low key appearance, a lot of people don't realize we are a church unless they stop and look for the modest signs. Still, we have been in this location for many years and have done amazing ventures for Christ.

I was so proud of our church yesterday. Most of the family stayed after service and pitched in to help promote a successful event. It took a lot of willing hands (and hearts)!

We fed hundreds. We talked to hundreds. We shared with hundreds. We helped hundreds.

It was a reminder that the building we use for worship, fellowship, and service is called a church, but it is we, the followers, that are the true church. Our faith was put into action for His glory.

To quote one of our pastors, "It is good-stuff!"

The entire law is summed up in a single command:
"Love your neighbor as yourself."

Galatians 5:14


Blogger Gina said...

We participated in a similar event at our church in Oklahoma. They were located across the street from an elementary school. It was a blessing.

7:12 PM  
Blogger Lena said...

That reminds me of a sentiment a pastor shared when I was visiting a church - "It is about the church in action, not the physical building." So glad to hear your Community Day went well!

8:04 AM  
Blogger Jody said...

That is wonderful!

I think we have found our church family here FINALLY. It feels like such a fit for us and I am looking forward to attending next week.

9:39 AM  
Blogger Lori S. said...

And it was fun, too! Wasn't it??

12:07 AM  

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