Well, it seems like summer is finally here and our schedule is adjusting accordingly. Our Sunday Gatherings during the summer months are special times because they include all the children throughout the whole service. Because of this, we tend to make sure the overall service is about 1/2 hour shorter (10 – 11:15am instead of 10 – 11:45am). We do this by shortening the sermon and cutting out announcements altogether. June 29 will be our first shortened service without organized kid’s church.
Also, we are going to be having just one main gathering downstairs from now until September. The Upstairs Gathering has been a great addition to our regular gathered life together. We’ve observed tremendous value in it and it provides us with lots of room to grow. However, during the lower attendance summer months, it makes more sense to consolidate into one gathering, then begin again with two gatherings in the Fall. June 8 was our last Upstairs Gathering until the Fall.
Another note about children in services: On June 15th we’re going to be celebrating baptisms during the service. The elementary aged children will be part of this service. There will be kids’s church June 22 – which will be the last kid’s church until the Fall.
Finally, we encourage you to continue to find ways to connect, relax and rejuvenate yourself this summer. If your still making summer plans, consider the Enlive National Vineyard Celebration (they only happen once every 4 years!) in Kitchener, ON. It will be a blast.
VBS is happening from July 1 – 5, make sure you check this out and register now.
Also, we’ll be heading out to the farm a few times this summer (July 27 & August 24). If you’ve never been there before, make it part of your plans!