Friday, August 22, 2008
Soul Life Wednesday
I am trying to get back into the swing of doing worship confessionals for all our experiences here at Broadway. Wednesday night we had our first installment of "Soul Life Wednesday", the weekday component of our current series, Soul Life. Wednesday nights programing is not a regular part of life here at Broadway. But in the last year of so we have heard much from our congregation that they are longing for this kind of opportunity; a time to eat together (we are Methodists aren't we?), and study together. We heard, we listened, and last night we answered.
The schedule for the night was: Meal from 5 til 6:15 with 15 minutes then to get the children checked into Kid's Zone and get back so we could start @ 6:30. Teaching and discussion time from 6:30 til 7:30.
I think that Wednesday night was a red letter day for our congregation. We had 280 adults & students, and over 90 children participate and everything went off without a hitch. I am posting a couple of pictures that Don and Shirley took of the night down at the bottom of the page.
During the meal time there were people sitting together that don't normally get to see each other on Sunday because they go to different services, or their times of serving in Kid's Zone are on opposite weeks. The sound of community reverberated throughout the MAC. It was amazing to hear the laughter, and see the hugs and the smiles.
After the meal, our attention was centered on the spiritual practice of simplicity, and the scripture, "seek first the kingdom of God". Adam, our associate pastor, led the discussions and for the next hour, people engaged in teaching and discussion that led them to a deeper understanding of bringing simplicity to our lives.
All in all, it was an amazing night. Thanks to all the volunteers and staff that made it happen. I can't wait to see what happens next week.
Here are some of Don and Shirley's pics
from Soul Life Wednesday...
Good food and good company
Adam bringin' the Word