I don’t know if I’ve mentioned this before, but our church, Plum Creek Community Church meets in the local movie theater.Â I have had a lot of friends ask me why they haven’t purchased a building, and although I can’t be 100% sure, my feeling is that our leadership is in no hurry to buy a building… and I kind of like that.Â
Sure, occasionally this poses some logistical challenges such as having to set up and tear down the entire production every week, limited child care facilities, etc.Â And last week, we couldn’t use the building at all.Â So our church moved the service to a local park.Â Everyone brought family, food and a lot of sunblock.Â The day started out so hot I didn’t know if the kids were going to survive without a major meltdown.Â So, Travis took the kids down to a shaded area behind the park, and before I knew it, all of the dads from our journey group had migrated.
But, in God’s perfect timing, the clouds rolled in and the afternoon ended perfectly.Â The kids were able to have fun in the bounce house:
And I am sure the water balloons didn’t hurt at all…
But the highlight for Monkey’s day was the face painting.Â She is finally at an age where she will hold still and let them paint her.Â It turned out so cute:
Our worship band had put together some ‘mainstream’ music to play and we spent the afternoon enjoying the music, hanging out with our journey group friends, and enjoying all that God provided.
I realized two things that day:
First of all, I didn’t do a good job applying sunblock to my back.
But, most importantly, perhaps not having a building is one of the best blessings God has provided to our church family.