My back is sore. Yesterday, I spent most of the day pulling carpets and chipping tile at church. In case you don’t know, we are putting some new flooring in three of the classrooms and at the very back of the auditorium. Despite all the sweat and sore muscles, I was so glad to see that old crappy carpet go into the bin. Thanks to all the volunteers and staff that helped. Below are a few pics
Can I encourage you to invite people to our upcoming Social Justice Network event on November 1st at 7 PM at South Pointe? It’s entitled, “Hope For The Church at the Intersection of Faith, Gender and Sexuality”. My sister in law–Wendy Gritter, who is the Executive Director of Generous Space Ministries–is speaking and will lead a panel discussion. Tickets are only $10 or 10 for $75. I grabbed 10 last week and am inviting a few friends to this compelling event. I hope you’ll do the same.
So, last night was the civic election and my guy—Rob Agostinis—lost. It was hard to sit in a room with so many people who had worked so hard and didn’t win. However, as I was driving home, I realized that in many ways this was an incredible learning experience. In fact, some of the principles that I learned in the campaign, I want to apply to my leadership at The River. For example, I realized that door knocking is not a bad strategy for connecting with people. I’ve always resisted it for fear that we would be perceived as pushy Christians and not as good neighbors. However, if you have a good reason to knock on someone’s door, for the most part you’re well received. Anyway, if it couldn’t be Rob, I’m glad that Tim Cartmell won. He was my second choice. He’ll do a good job representing our ward.