|There were lots of stories, lots of laughter ... and lots of food!|
|Food, two chefs in action, and our sanctuary in |
|Our talented chefs kept the burgers and hot dogs coming ...|
It was a special event this year. As one of our members pointed out, the community was so open and friendly we encouraged some of our neighbors to ask us if they could join in on the fun and the food. We had wonderful conversations and broke bread with folks we had not yet met. We were able to share a little of the good news with others as well. It was one of those opportunities when Jesus called us to do more than just share with each other and we did.
This was a wonderfully affirming moment that reminds us much of the work we are called to do will happen out in our community, not within the walls of our church. It is wonderful work for churches that choose to undertake it. It is also a chance to be fed ... spiritually as well as (in this case) physically.
There were plenty of children as well (not represented in my pictures ... they were moving too fast for that). There were bubble wands and sidewalk chalk to keep them entertained ... and us as well. It was a grand evening.
|There's that busy intersection behind us!|
|There's that sign using sidewalk chalk to provide|
messages regularly, including Scripture.