Saturday, November 21, 2009

Setting the Stage

We had our first workday at our new building.  We hope to begin worshiping there in January.  One of the cool things we did was to take apart some of the huge shelving units that came with the building.  We are going to use the sections of shelving for our stage at the Stokesdale Christmas Parade.

The stage is going to be awesome.  Sixteen by twenty feet with two levels.  Our drummer will be setting up on the high level.  Then our parade commentators can sit up high after the parade begins.  Should be great!

Also, the Stokesdale market will be held on parade day, so we will have a much bigger audience.  It's coming soon, Dec. 12. 

For now, it's time to think about being thankful.  I think I have more for which to be thankful than ever before.  God is good, and he shares his goodness with us.  Thank you, Jesus!

Friday, November 13, 2009

Something Completely Different!

Yesterday we closed on a new building, a meeting place for our church. It is very exciting for us, because we have never had this opportunity before. We are working now to create a space for the community, where people can gather, visit, conduct business and share life.

I spoke to the town clerk yesterday, and mentioned that we want to make space available for people in the community to meet with clients or friends.  She wants me to let her know as soon as this space is ready -- she has people often calling her, asking for suggestions for meeting rooms.  This area in our new building can be used by realtors, builders, consultants, homeowners associations; or for birthday parties, social gatherings, small groups, and the list is endless.

Our goal is to be Christ to the community of Stokesdale and beyond.  We want to share his love in practical ways and help people become all that God has created them to be.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Breaking down

How many things can go wrong at the same time? Don't answer that. I know better than to ask that, actually. So far this week we have problems with our van, a computer, a dishwasher, a washing machine and a power outlet. It takes all day to schedule appts and juggle everything around.

Meanwhile life goes on. I keep waiting for things to settle down, but it hasn't happened yet. I'm beginning to wonder if it ever will.

And so God is making it abundantly clear that I have to take a break, whether I can find the time or not.

Off to the car repair shop now.