We want to be a church that gathers where the community gathers. Too many times, we think of the church as being removed from the everyday lives of ordinary people. But it doesn’t have to be that way. There’s something beautiful about holding out the hope of Jesus right in the middle of our community. That was one of the driving reasons behind our move to Gunston Middle School.
And it’s why I’m so excited about the opportunity we have this Sunday when a major Peruvian Festival comes to Gunston. By the time you walk out of the theater on Sunday morning, Peru Fest will be in full swing – food, music and so much more!
Not only will this be a great event but it will also be a big moment for us as a church. Will we be the people who get annoyed that our parking lot is full and leave as soon as possible with as little interaction as possible? Or will we be the people that embrace the opportunity to meet some of our neighbors?
I hope you’ll take advantage of this opportunity to go grab lunch with some friends, meet some people and make some new friends. Being a church for the city means we embrace moments like this. How could we not? We talk so much about reaching the community. Well, this Sunday the community is coming to us. Let’s enjoy it!