I have to write this quickly—Zane and I have just completed the Education Wing Switcharoo 2017, and Wednesday Morning Bible Study starts very soon. In short—Room 1 (where adults have Sunday School) has been moved to Room 4, where children used to meet and have outgrown. Room 4 has been moved into Room 2, which is where Kindermusik has been meeting and is now becoming additional space for Children’s Worship and Children’s Sunday School. Room 2 has been moved into Room 1, which will be kept relatively empty for Kindermusik. Everywhere needs to be vacuumed, but it should all work out for now, until we continue to be changed, shaped, stretched and grown by God who keeps working in us.
At the board meeting on Monday night, between cheers when someone was able to smack one of the huge flies that were all up in our business, a few major things were approved (and look for longer reports from chairs and members of the Board, y’all!). These included but were not limited to: approving a resolution for the Better Builders’ Summit, calling on construction companies in Dallas to treat workers humanely (and for those hiring construction companies to check if workers are being treated humanely); a major change to our Minister-in-Training program (we’ll be hiring a very part time youth minister this year, and be revamping the MIT program into a one-year residency for 2018); and, financially supporting and joining the work of Faith in Texas. All of these are major changes, shapings, stretchings and growings in the work of God in us and for us and through us, and they deserve more than a passing mention in a Postcards from the Edge.
But! Because there is life and change happening in this church, I’ll admit, the week got a little ahead of me. Look for information in this space and in the forthcoming Echos for more news, actions, callings, ministries and joys. This Sunday, we’ll be talking all about pottery—about shaping, stretching, growing and forming in the work God calls us to. (I know, you’re probably very surprised by this.) I look forward to seeing you then.