Today was Graduation/Youth Sunday at church. It was awesome. Our youth took control, wrote their own prayers, spoke their own messages of challenge, and even gave everyone a stole to wear to remind each of us how we are called to be the hands and feet of Christ. Great word! I am proud of our graduating seniors and all of our young leaders and hope we can continue to hear their voices calling us to make a different world.
When have you felt called? Do you need a reminder? We’ll be posting the service on Youtube later this week.
In the next couple of weeks, there are lots of opportunities to use your gifts of time and talent to celebrate this season of Thanksgiving with our whole church family. Please be sure to RSVP to anything that needs a reservation, so we will have a good count of how many people we are preparing for.
1 – Thanks for Giving Sunday, November 20, Noon, Great Hall – We’ll celebrate a successful stewardship campaign by sharing in a big community meal with turkey, veggies, and dessert. This is free, but you do need to RSVP by today. Email Peggy to let her know you are coming.
2 – Community Thanksgiving Procession, November 22, 6:30 PM – This is a great, unique tradition to our part of East Dallas. We begin our worship at St. Edward’s Catholic Church and march to Grace United Methodist. Finally, we end up right here at EDCC for a meal of tamales, eggrolls, and rice. Invite friends. There is always great music and dance from the Matachines dancers of St. Edward’s.
As a bonus, Faith in the City pub ministry will be heading out after the meal for some post worship conversation at an area pub.
3 – Advent Prep, November 26, 9 AM – We gather on the Saturday morning post Thanksgiving to decorate and prepare our church building for our celebration of Advent. We need lots of extra hands to help setup Christmas trees, lights, and other decorations. We will need volunteers for our Table space as well. The work begins at 9 AM. Please plan on helping.
Mark your calendars for these opportunities and help us celebrate this season of Thanksgiving together!