It’s been a busy week around here. On Sunday, we wrapped up almost ten weeks of teaching about King David and the nation of Israel in its prime. I have really enjoyed looking at this season of David’s life– watching him get all fired up about an idea, occasionally running ahead of the Lord, quickly responding in repentance when he’s wrong, and all of it with his face towards God. I have also enjoyed talking with you about our vision for the future and how a new facility might fit serve our needs. Thanks for all of your feedback and great ideas.
On Tuesday, the vestry had a special meeting to review our facility project. We wanted to take stock of all the things we had heard and learned. We talked about parking, design ideas, being good neighbors, working with the county, cost, and capital campaign. It was an extremely helpful, global in scope conversation. At the end, the vestry voted unanimously to keep moving forward. We are still working on design concepts. We will have neighborhood meetings soon. The Capital Campaign is in full ‘preparation’ mode. We are following the Lord.
The White House
Today Erin Bair and I were at the White House Faith-Based Social Innovator Conference. It was a great afternoon of presentations from people all over the social justice, change the world, and work together space. I loved the ideas and questions. Our own, Bethany Hoang gave a presentation on IJM and our own Scott Buckhout made the whole thing go. I love the passion and energy of this town. I love creative strategies. I love the ways people are wanting to transform lives and serve the most vulnerable.
The Nicene Creed
Tomorrow night begins an awesome adventure. Our own David Griffin will begin an 8 week course on the Nicene Creed. It is going to be off the hook. Just check out this website he did for the class readings… Check it out! There is still space. It will meet at the church. If you want to go deeper in your understanding and worship, this might be a great place for you to spend a few Thursday nights…
Finally, my family is headed out for 2 weeks of vacation on Saturday. We will be ‘way gone’ with no email access. Please pray for us– that we would experience refreshment, restoration, fun, laughter. I will be praying for you. See you on July 29th.