Sunday, August 30, 2009

Community Service

Sorry about the late post today, but my hubby and I were out and about this morning doing something really quite fun.

Every year our church has an outdoor service. We block off the street, set up chairs, and worship under a wide-blue sky. Today was the perfect day for being outdoors. Plenty of sunshine, blue sky, and puffy white clouds. Our theme this year was "The Church has Left the Building".

After the service our church memebers went out into the community to help in places where there was need. My hubby and I joined five others to do some weeding, minor landscaping, and window washing at a retired pastor's house. Other groups did yard work, minor repairs, and even some painting at other houses. One group handed out free water at our local Farmer's Market and at the train station. Another group stayed in-doors and put labels on items for an upcoming event while still others packed backpacks for underpriviliged children. A group took hats to the pediatric unit at our local hospital to be distributed to young cancer patients, another visited with residents at a local nursing home.

All in all, it was a fabulous day being out and about and serving others. What a wonderful reminder that a church isn't a bricks and mortar structure, but people who have come together: the Church has indeed left the building.

Until next time,

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Morgan Mandel said...

That was a great idea putting Church doctrines into practice and incorporating it into everyday life by doing good.

Plus, it sounds like you had a good time doing it.

Morgan Mandel

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