Habitat for Humanity: Sunday, September 29th from 7am-1:30pm If you haven’t signed up to work yet, see Pete Olson. If you haven’t signed up to help with breakfast, snacks and water, here’s the link.
Join us on the 4th Wednesday of each month for socializing and picking the parson’s brain on issues of faith. We meet for a relaxing of time of just doing life together – flopping God-ward. As Pastor Beth often says, “Parishioners don’t let their pastor drink alone.” Location: Black Abbey Brewing Co. 2952 Sidco Dr, Nashville, Tennessee. When: 6:00 – 8:00 p.m., the 4th Wednesday of every month…we may skip December.
I’ve been holding little snippets and scenes from our Sunday Funday gathering in my heart and mind this week. There were so many moments when I overheard people caring for one another, encouraging one another, and supporting one another. There were many moments of shared laughter and conversation. I think my favorites, though, were watching people interact with other people’s kids. One of the best things about a church community is the opportunity for friendship and fellowship across generations in a safe, faith-based environment. So much of our time is spent in age-segregated activities. Kids need adults in their lives who are not their parents, who will encourage, listen and guide – and those things all get started with simple, small conversations like the ones I watched and overheard on Sunday. I’m always grateful to get to do church with you – but especially when I have the privilege of watching seeds like these being planted for blessings over the long haul.
So – one of the ways the church is described in the Bible is as “the body of Christ.” One way to look at that is that we are the ones who get to be the hands, feet, minds, and mouths of Christ to carry on the work of bringing about the Kingdom of God. The Kingdom of God happens wherever and whenever the major motivating force is selfless love. Simple to “get,” but very hard to do. The apostle Paul had a LOT to say about this, and went on and on about how the body needs different parts to do different things; about how the different parts are each important to the functioning of the whole body. As Telos grows, this is becoming sort of glaringly obvious to me! For example, we have a wonderful Communications Team which works hard to try and communicate about what Telos is, what Telos does, etc. They have some amazing gifts and talents for which I am SO grateful. Go check out the website: telosatsouthminster.org, and see how it’s new and improved. Then thank Jamie for her talents and gifts for that AND for this newsletter. If you’ve noticed, our Shrove Tuesday […]