Sunday, November 16, 2008

Thankful For A Church That Feels Like Family

Early on Sunday morning, if you stop by the church kitchen, you'll find these ladies working to prepare a way for our church members to be just like the early Christians in the Bible- by eating together! It's not really breakfast, but it is that time-honored tradition of visiting over food that helps us bond like a family. As the Early Service is letting out, and others are arriving for Sunday School and the later services, we have a chance to get everyone together to hang out and chat over coffee, juice, bagels, or doughnut holes. And boy, do we take advantage of that!



This little man is always pleased to be part of the gang. He's headed off for a fun morning in Sunday School with his bagel.
I'm so thankful for my church family! And we don't just eat together. We worship together. We study the Bible together. Most of all, we pray for each other. Just this week, as the staff was praying for a young mom who was having a melanoma scare, she called the church to tell us her test was just finished and she was given the all-clear. She knew we would be praying for her and waiting to hear, and she was right! We are there for each other. We are family.

3 comments:

Going Crunchy said...

Aw, great pictures! How nice to have that visiting time. Shan

Lady Sterling said...

Aww, such wonderful familiar faces!

DramaMama said...

I absolutely love the pics! That is a good idea...our church fellowship time seems to go so fast and it's so crowded that even though I appreciate it, I guess I take it for granted. That and I don't always get to enjoy the moments since I'm usually chasing kids! I will have to take my camera this weekend though...