5:45….Catered Meal…Taco Bar
This first meal is paid by EPUMC. Starting the next week (Sept. 19) the meal cost is $5 per person, maximum
$15 for families.
6:30….Wednesday Programming including, Choir, Youth Programs and Confirmation.
WNL is also a new way to think about Wednesday evenings at EPUMC. We have always had several programs that occur on Wednesday evenings. Starting Sept. 12, we want to invite you to think of Wednesday evenings as something more than church program night. What if it is also an opportunity to grow our Culture of Fellowship?
This means not only do you have an opportunity to show up to see your friends, hang out, have a meal and maybe then attend an activity. It also… and here is the thing I want to stress today…it also means you have the opportunity to show up and to be there for someone who is looking for and needs the fellowship our culture has to offer.
We live in a larger culture that is very busy and so whatever our family makeup, we have a lot of choices to make. Many of the choices we make are based on what is most appealing, convenient. Nothing wrong with that…in fact I think a catered, inexpensive, nutritious meal out of the house where you don’t have to cook or clean up is convenient and appealing, no matter what your family looks like.
At EPUMC we are also engaged in a culture that organically invites deeper relationships between each other as way of drawing ourselves closer to Jesus Christ together. Building relationships requires some intentionality, especially from those who have developed those relationships over time.
WNL is a way for you to participate in building those important, sometimes life-altering relationships by just showing up. I’m convinced you don’t really have to talk to anyone if you don’t want to. When you just walk in the door, you tell someone, especially someone who is searching for a community…you are saying by your very presence that this community is important to you… that EPUMC makes a difference in your life and that it can make a difference in their lives also.
As I said last week, if enough of us just show up and have dinner together and someone on the margins or even new to our community finds a place to connect…how great would that be?
Keep the Faith,