Douglass Anne and I will be on the road to NW Arkansas for some awesome mission trip/adventure/experiential learning fun.
We are taking 7 youth from the church and meeting up with 140+ from all over Texas, etc.
It should be a great week. Please pray for us…. although it’s not like we are leaving civilization behind. We’ll be near Walmart headquarters, so we can easily stock up on anything we need I suppose. However, I hope that our youth have a lot of fun and experience what God might be up to in their lives and the lives of those they meet.
So, seriously, say a little prayer for us. Send us some positive energy. I’ll keep you updated throughout the week with pictures and other fun stuff.
See you soon!
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.
Easter is not here yet, but I am extending an invite to all my friends, fellow bloggers, and seekers to come join us for the Table this Sunday.
Many of our neighbors will get a invite card that looks like the image above. If you are wanting to return to church or discover a community that practices God’s hospitality, I hope you check us out. Our gathering takes place at 9:30 AM in the Community Room (below the sanctuary) at East Dallas Christian Church (629 N. Peak St., Dallas, TX). Park in the parking lot and follow the Table signs. Grab a donut and some coffee on the way in at our little breakfast bar. Say hello to some of our regulars. We begin worship with music and continue with a mixture of prayer, conversation, and communion. It’s relaxed and informal – dress as you feel comfortable. If you’ve got kids, you can check them in to our nursery or one of our Sunday School classes where they will have a good time. (My daughter and son can attest to that!)
The Table is a great community – our people are such a blessing, so generous and thoughtful and fun. I believe that comes from the fact that we celebrate and honor Jesus’ generosity and hospitality first shared with us. Wherever you are in your theology or life, come check us out!
For more information about us, check out our various Find Your Place pages, like a map on our location page, what our worship is like, more info about our activities for children and youth, and a convenient contact us form. In addition to worship, we are rapidly expanding our small group options. We have members who participate in our church’s bell choir, our pub ministry, and a Wednesday bible study. In April, we are launching more groups – stay tuned for info on those!
I hope to see you this Easter!
It’s pretty clear to me – youth are not afraid of talking about the issues that matter. Cue TRUTH Day 2011 on August 20th at the Rose in Oak Cliff. Youth from all over will gather for some great conversation, music, and focus on an issue that runs deep through our neighborhoods and culture. I’m really excited to be a part of this event for the second year in a row. For one, the young people that showed up worked through some really heavy subjects but came out hopeful and determined to build a more just culture and world for everyone.
Do you know a youth who might be interested in attending? Click here for more info. I know our youth group will be happy to welcome some guests along for the day.
As a bonus, check out our special guest musician, Luxury.
Celebrate with our graduates and our youth!