Thursday, November 06, 2008

busy, but fun

Our staff concluded in our Tuesday staff meeting that this last weekend was just a bit too busy, with the Harvest Festival on Friday evening, the kid's singing in services and the Baptism on Sunday evening. All great stuff, but just too much in one weekend.

We spend lots and lots of time strategically trying to avoid craziness, but every once in a while a combo or conflict gets by us.

Here's a great pic of some of the college students who helped make the Harvest Festival a reality. Children's Ministry Director, Dori, truly couldn't have done it without them.

There are 120+ more Harvest Festival pics over at the flickr site.

The baptism, too, was an amazing time of worship, reflection and rejoicing at the work of God among us. I was a bit disappointed by the turnout. I feel like the house should be packed for baptisms, because they are such encouraging times.

Our staff came away committed to figuring out a way to integrate baptisms back into the worship services. It's not easy with 3 services, but we're working on it.

1 comment:

Jeannett Gibson said...

I would love to see Baptisms integrated back into the services...I LOVE Baptisms, but (in our case) coming back up to SLO is a bit much after having been there that morning.