I’m so thrilled that fall is finally here. It really is the best season. And we have so many incredible things to be thankful for as we head into this season.
Monday morning I read through the Humble Means commitment cards. The commitments we’ve made there are just the beginning of what God can do through this. I’m eager to hear about relationships made with our accountability partners.
Our ministry team is finding a rhythm. We’ve added a lot during the past year, and it’s great to see it coming together. Sunday night Roger and Fran Craddock hosted our team for a pizza party in their backyard. I looked around and was reminded what a great team we have here, and how fortunate we are to have one another.
The Neighborhood Block Party and Walk in the Parks are both good opportunities to get outside our building. Our presence in the neighborhood is so important. The pandemic has helped all of us appreciate the outdoors, and I’m so glad White Station is so close to such nice green spaces.
This year’s Trick or Treat is a massive trip through Candyland. We are counting on all of you to help us transform our parking lot into a life-size version of this classic children’s game. Guests driving through our campus will encounter Gummy Hills, Gingerbread House, Lollipop Woods, Chocolate Mountain and Candy Castle as we fill their buckets with treats. What a gift this will be to our neighbors during another difficult year of pandemic restrictions.
One of my favorite projects we do as a church is the Food Drive. This meets a really important need. Feeding America estimates that 140,940 Shelby County residents suffer from food insecurity. A box of food can go a long way. Please help. Pick up a brown box in the lobby/Fellowship Hall and take it with you the next time you go to the grocery store. Our girls love filling the boxes at Kroger.
Be sure to pull your Walk Humbly board off the fridge and see what you’d still like to do. Of course, our Walk in the Park for the next few weeks will knock out the four parks. We’ve got three months left to work through the rest.
The best season of the year reminds me of Paul’s words in 1 Thessalonians, “Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you” (5:16-18).