and on the 154th day, we arose from the dead…
on february 2, we posted information about and photos of our new building.
154 days later and we’ve yet to post again.
[this is the point in which i’m hiding my face in shame.]
we’ve just been doing life. busy. rushed. everything going at once.
and we’ve failed to update here on the blog. and we apologize.
so here we are again. this is merely an update just to build a bit of a connecting point from february to now. if you haven’t kept track, we did move into our new building and we’re pleased to say that it’s pretty much been exactly what we hoped it would be for our community and the surrounding community. it’s allowed for us to better connect with the homeless community and broaden our connecting points beyond the “regulars”.
during this time we’ve been engaging in a lengthy series, working through jesus’ sermon on the mount. verse by verse, we’ve worked through it and it’s been a great time to more fully walk in the way of jesus. the series wraps up in early september, so you’ve still got plenty of time to jump in.
we’ve started a community garden next to our building and while it’s still in the early phases, it’s been a great connecting point. we’re getting ready to start a new initiative called ‘open doors’ that will simply be a time each week (thursday afternoons, likely) where we open our building and allow people to take showers, do laundry, get haircuts, look for jobs online and any number of other things. these are just a couple of the ways you can connect if you’re looking for a good entry point. to read more about what we’ve got going on, you can read a blog post i wrote a few weeks ago outlining these things.
ok, there’s a quick update. just in case you can’t live life without blog updates (in which case you’ve probably had a miserable 154 days…), we’re working to get a good rotation of bloggers in place that will update at least weekly. be patient, friends.
finally, one of the reasons i wanted to update now was because we’ve got a blog post from sarah orsborn coming up shortly. i thought instead of an out-of-blue “real” post, i would give a little fair warning. :)