Summer time is here. Time to be outdoors and appreciate the beauty of living in such a beautiful part of the country. Starting this Wednesday, it is also time for us to worship outdoors. Back in 2010, the idea of worshiping mid-week during the summer was revived. Today, our campfire worship is well established as a favorite among many. We gather for hot dogs (roasted over the open fire) at 6:00 p.m., and worship begins at 6:30. Bring your lawn chair and something to drink. Hot dogs (or as some call them "tube steaks") will be provided.
This year, following worship (@7:15 p.m.), I will be hosting a campfire conversation. Bring a second beverage of your choosing. Like our anceint ancestors in the faith who gathered around the fire to share stories of faith, so too will we venture to the place of creative theology. The conversation will be brought by those who gather as we explore our questions about God, Bible, and faith. No prior Bible Study experience is required. Bring your Bible and a learner's mind.
I look forward to our Wednesday evenings in the summer and hope that you can come out. Although it is intended as an alternative worship option to those who are away on Sundays during the summer, there are some who come out 'in addition' to Sunday worship. It is just that special. For me, it is a time when community is apparent. We are a 'family' of sorts as all ages share this time of food, fellowship, and sacred connection. The music is also amazing and who doesn't like a campfire sing-a-long?
See you soon in worship (on Sunday or Wednesday)!