Thursday, January 27, 2011

"What if outreach was welcoming in?"

This comment by Rev. Susan Richardson of Christ Church, Philadelphia stopped me in my tracks, my mental tracks anyway, think about it?
If instead of seeing someone as an outreach opportunity, we merely welcomed them in. In to a building, In to a relationship, In to a service, In to a conversation, In to _________fill in the blank. How than would we see them, how than would we talk to them, inter-act with them?
Does Wal-Mart have an idea how to do it right and have we missed the point, or have we just gone off track a little.

"Welcome one another, therefore, just as Christ has welcomed you, for the glory of God." Romans 15:7

If for a week a month or just a day, Welcome, you belong here.

For the full video on the ministry of Christ Church; watch this video

Transforming Churches - Christ Church, Philadelphia from The Episcopal Church on Vimeo.

It's Bowl Painting time - well soon anyway

Bowl Painting 4th Annual on March 27
We are doing something slightly different - myself (Debra) and two friends(Jean Adams and Christine Pocono) will be hand throwing ALL the bowls to be painted by the kids and the adults - there will be 40 bowls done this way - come early to paint your bowl.
The auction will be held on April 10th,along with the painted bowls there will be other pottery pieces done by these and other talented ladies bring your family and friends to share in the fun and excitement of this event which will benefit REACH