Walls, Doors, and New Beginnings ⛅

Hello!

Cody here. As we gear up for uncommon [worship] this Sunday we’re thinking about newness…

“Every new beginning
Comes from some other
Beginning’s end…”

Ah, yes… the wisdom of late 90’s pop rock.

In case you don’t know the line, it’s from a song called Closing Time by Semisonic. And if you don’t know it, well, then… I’m glad you finally came out from under your rock to read this email. 😉

Now, even though that song is about grabbing the last round and closing up the bar, I find myself hanging on that line. “Every new beginning, comes from some other beginning’s end.” As I typed that line, I let out a heavy sigh. And it’s for two reasons…

One, I’ve known my fair share of endings. Endings that came from what felt like THE beginning. You know? That thing that happened for you that seemed so good and so right, that you thought, “this is it”, “I’ve arrived.” Maybe it was finding the “one”. Maybe it was a new career. Maybe it was an amazing taco shop. Whatever that beginning was, it was exciting and seemed like everything you had been waiting for.

Until it ended.

And you.

were.

crushed.

You thought you’d never have something like that again. You felt like you hit a wall, and there was nothing more to look forward to.

But some time after that, that ending gave way to something new.

If you’re in the midst of that new beginning, lean in. We don’t get them very often, so let yourself experience it. It’s not always gonna be easy. But the best things never are.

Now, if you’re still in the ending, and you haven’t seen the new beginning… If you’re still stuck against the wall… I am here to tell you that maybe your wall… maybe, it’s not a wall at all. Maybe it’s a door. Cause if there’s one thing I know (besides 90’s rock lyrics), it’s this: what feels like a hard stop is often only the start of something new.

And that’s the second reason I love those lyrics…

Because I have seen new beginnings come from the bitterest of ends. To be totally transparent, I am in a new beginning that came from a very rough end. And let me tell you, if someone came to me during that ending and told me what this new beginning was really going to look like, I wouldn’t have believed them. Because when you’re in the midst of the death of something, new life seems like a distant and impossible hope.

But can I give you some hope today?

If you’re in the midst of an ending, believe me when I say, a new beginning is on it’s way. The dying of what is, will certainly hurt. But it WILL give way to new life.

So hang in there!

Oh! And here’s some more rock lyrics to keep you going…

“Yeah, in this wasteland where I’m livin’
There is a crack in the door filled with light
And it’s all that I need to get by
Yeah in this wasteland where I’m livin’
There is a crack in the door filled with light
And it’s all that I need to shine”

Wasteland by NEEDTOBREATHE

I will post links to the songs below.

And if you want some more encrouagement and hope, come hang out with us this Sunday for our Uncommon [worship] Night…

 

Sunday, November 4th, 4PM, Carmel Mountain Ranch Estate

This uncommon [worship] night, we’ll be talking about fresh starts. Newness. Healing from old wounds. And letting a new beginning change the course of your story.

We’ll have good food, kid programming and general awesomeness… OH! And… our venue this time is pretty amazing!

But what will make it perfect, is having you there with us, so…

RSVP to WORSHIP

 

And now as promised, here’s those songs I mentioned…

 

YOU ARE LOVED

YOU ARE VALUED

YOU BELONG

 

 

💓Loving to Life🌱

Hello!

We’re coming into week three with our uncommon [rhythm]. Worship night was awesome. Wine & Word and Zombies was SO GOOD! And the next two weeks hold even more goodness…

But first, here’s a little inspirational thought for your day…

Ok, Cody here…
I gotta tell you guys about this week. I think God was sending a message to me through a variety of sources. A simple message about loving others. [You’d think I would’ve gotten that right by now, huh?]

You see, this past Sunday we had an event where we watched a movie about a Zombie dude who falls in love with a living girl. And how the simple act of love and acceptance from the “living” can bring the “dead” back to life. So, as I watched the movie 800 or so times to prep for the event, the message was loud and clear: love can bring people back to life.

But that wasn’t the only thing.
See earlier in the week, my friend Lauren Herrington posted this gem:

“When people love each other, we inevitably and subconsciously become a little bit ‘less’ in order to create space for one another.”

YES!  🙌  Love creates space for one another!

THEN! There was this…
Our very own Dawn Neldon put out an awesome post about her time in Guatemala that ended with this nugget:

“Don’t be overwhelmed by the brokenness – just do for one what you wish you could do for everyone.”

But wait! There’s more…
If that wasn’t enough, my friend Meghan Freund dropped this wisdom in my face:

“You don’t have to be there for the world, just be there for one person. Big change is not done by big actions. It’s done by millions of people making small easy changes that have a huge impact when multiplied.”

Wow! Right? I fully believe God was speaking an important message through multiple people this week. Honestly, I think He does that a lot. But this time was especially encouraging for me. Because in a time when everyone seems so divided and at odds with one another… when the bad news seems to get worse and worse… and the world seems like a dark place… changing things seems insurmountable. But I think God is whispering to us that we don’t have to try and change the world. Instead, we can make small changes where we are. We can make space for others. The ones who are right in front of us. We can love them to life. And that simple act will create the ripple effects needed to change… everything! This is how we join what God is doing in the world. And what he is doing in the people around us.

Love them to life.

Now, speaking of loving others, we wanna invite you to do that around the table this weekend. Check out what’s coming up…

 

This Sunday

The Common [table]
October 21st, 4PM

Common [table] is a way for us to practice hospitality and shared life in the most authentic way possible: gathered around tables in homes. And it’s not too late to join in!

If you’re interested in joining a table group click [here]

 

Next Sunday

BONSALL-O-WEEN
October 28th, 4PM

We are SO EXCITED about this event!! Simply put, it’s a giant Halloween party in the middle of a beautiful avocado grove. And it’s gonna be awesome!

Learn more about it by clicking this fancy button below…

BONSALL-O-WEEN

 

A Look Back…

Wine & Words and Zombies was so awesome… Click the image below to see the magical pics from the night

 

 

you are loved
you are valued
you belong

 

 

What Is Worship? 🙌

– cody vermillion

This week, we have been thinking a lot about worship. Maybe it has something to do with the fact that our first worship service is only a few days away!!!

Ok, it’s definitely that.

But also because we have been thinking and praying about this day for at least a year, probably longer, and now it’s here! And as we have been planning, learning, talking, and ideating about what it will look like for Uncommon [good] to do “worship” regularly, we have come to some conclusions…

Worship is Weird

Lemme ‘splain… For some, the typical idea of corporate worship is strange. Maybe even intimidating. People coming together to sing some songs that everyone seems to know, raising hands, standing up and sitting down all together, and at the right times… I mean, to an outsider, that’s weird. *Pause* – I wanna be clear in saying that there’s nothing wrong with that way of worship. I personally do those things when I worship. And we welcome it! But we also want to make our uncommon [worship] night a place with no expectations for those who might not be familiar with the typical patterns of worship. Because…

Worship is For Everyone

We mean that in the sense that, all are welcome to worship. But also, all are created to worship. That’s right. We were made to give glory to God. Not just with singing and raising hands. But with everything we are. And God invites all His creation (even rocks) to worship Him. Regardless of where you are in your faith, you are welcome to worship. You are created to worship. But what we want to help you understand is that worship is so much more than singing songs together…

Worship is a Lifestyle

Many of us are conditioned to think worship is some event that we attend once a week. But, a weekly gathering to sing and hear someone talk was never meant to be the end-all-be-all worship experience. Each and every day we are given the opportunity to worship the One whose image we were created in. Whether through our work, as a parent, as a student, as a friend, as a human trying to muddle through the rhythms of this life… No matter where we are, or what we are doing, it can be an act of worship to God. How, you ask? Well, we’ve gotta save something to talk about at the worship night. 😉

Speaking of… are you coming?!

Rhythm: A Night of Uncommon [worship]
Sunday, October 7, 4 PM
Poway Community Center

Rediscover what worship is all about as we do “church” in an uncommon way.

13094 Civic Center Dr, Poway, CA  92064

Kids programs provided for ages 1 through 10 years old.

 

RSVP ON FACEBOOK

 

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We welcome your help to continue this uncommon [adventure]!



you are loved
you are valued
you belong

 

 

 

We’re Going Weekly 🎉

In case you missed it… Uncommon [good] is beginning a new weekly spiritual rhythm in October. And it’s kind of a big deal! 

We’re reimagining church. Both for people who want nothing to do with it, and those who want to see something new from church. Each event below will happen once a month. Our hope is to give everyone an entry point to this uncommon [community], regardless of where they are with faith or Jesus… and that includes you! So save the dates and keep an eye out for locations.

The Schedule

Uncommon [worship]
October 7, 4 PM
A monthly opportunity for us to gather in corporate worship… In both familiar and uncommon ways.

Wine & Words
October 14, 6:30 PM
A monthly version of the crowd favorite! We will continue to reframe and reclaim truths about life, faith and being human!

The Common [table]
October 21, 4 PM
A monthly family style small group gathering – centered around the good old fashioned art of eating and conversing. Join a Common [table] group to take part in the rhythm of deep, intentional relationships. This is where you dive deep into the things of life and faith.

Taste of Community
October 28, 4 PM
We will continue to create gifts of community for the community. We call it the sacrament of party! A chance to invite friends and neighbors to gather together – a place where people can belong before they believe.

 

You Can Help…

As we mentioned last week, we would love your help to make this happen. And we are so grateful for those of you who gave!

If you didn’t get the chance, please consider setting up recurring giving or sponsoring one of the items below:

Wine & Words – $500
Worship night – $1,500

Taste of Community – $2,500
One Staff Salary for a month – $3,000

Push the button below to help this uncommon [adventure] continue!



you are loved
you are valued
you belong

 

 

🍂 Fall and The Rhythm of Life

Purpose and Rhythm

– ryan james ross

I love building things.
Treehouses, doors, homes, toys… I love it all.

But this project was way more profound than mere fun — it was an answer to prayer…

The mission for Uncommon [good] is to create space in our community where people realize their need for connection with God and one another in community. The moment we got invited to help out with Poway Days, we knew that God was at work. Our job was literally to “create space for community”… And that’s what we do!!! We felt God winking at us when we got this job!

Every moment that I was creating the benches and tables for our space at Poway Days, I was talking with God. I was thanking Him for this opportunity to create good space for people, for this great way to live out our mission, and I was praying for all the people that would relax in our space. I prayed that all these strangers would feel connection, that they would experience joy, and that God would give them a taste of his love and belonging.

Being a catalyst of community at Poway Days is only a part of what we get to do through Uncommon [good] this year. There is SO MUCH ahead — and there’s a great rhythm to it all as we jump into Fall.

So, let’s talk rhythm…

We are excited to announce that Uncommon [good] will find a WEEKLY spiritual rhythm in the fall. That’s right folks – every Sunday afternoon there will be an opportunity for you to connect with this Uncommon [community]

You all know that we have been on a journey to reimagine church for a new generation. Not because we just like doing things differently – or for the sake of novelty – but because if we are going to reach the ever growing MAJORTIY of people who want nothing to do with church – then we have to try something new. And so we have studied, talked, dreamed, and prayed our way into what we are calling a new spiritual rhythm:

October 7 –  Uncommon [worship] Night 
A monthly opportunity for corporate worship – in both familiar and uncommon ways.

October 14Wine & Words
A monthly version of the crowd favorite! We will continue to reframe and reclaim truths about life, faith and being human!

October 21 – Common Table
A monthly family style small group gathering – centered around the good old fashioned art of eating and conversing. Join a Common Table group to take part in the rhythm of deep, intentional relationships. This is where you dive deep into the things of life and faith.

October 28 – Taste of Community
We will continue to create gifts of community for the community. We call it the sacrament of party! A chance to invite friends and neighbors to gather together – a place where people can belong before they believe.

Help Make It Happen…

We cannot wait to make this weekly spiritual rhythm a reality.
But we need your help!

You heard two weeks ago that we are now an official – all grown up – non-profit! Well, now is the time to give so we can continue make Uncommon [good] a reality. We would love for you to consider setting up recurring giving or perhaps sponsoring one of the following events:

Wine & Words – $500
Worship night – $1,500

Taste of Community – $2,500
One Staff Salary for a month – $3,000

This Uncommon [journey] has been a joy and an adventure. Together we’ve done exciting things – and there’s more on the horizon! Push the button below and let’s continue to lean into the adventure God has for us!

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We have plans for growth, business, and financial sustainability. Please shoot us an email if you’d like to meet up and hear our vision for the future — it’s big, and it’s very [good].

 

you are loved
you are valued
you belong

 

 

We’re Super Official ✅

Last week we got word that we are officially a 501(c)3 Non-Profit! Woohoo!! And we even got our own bank account…

Now, we know what you’re thinking, “they grow up so fast”… And that’s exactly what we want to talk to you about today. We have grown. so. fast. And we want to keep growing. But we need your help…

#SpoilerAlert, we’re gonna ask you to give to Uncommon [good]. But hang in there, cause it is so worth the read!

an uncommon [dream]

It’s been almost a year! Almost a year since the day we gathered people together to begin telling them about this Uncommon [dream]. A dream that God had planted in our hearts long ago. A dream to “do church” differently.

Throughout our years in traditional church ministry we became painfully aware that the current way we “do church” isn’t working. That there’s an ever-widening gap between church and culture – between people who go to church and people who simply won’t. And many won’t go to church because they’ve been told [overtly or subtly] that they don’t belong there. They believe that the church has nothing to offer them and that, by extension, Jesus has nothing to offer them.

We believe they’re wrong.

We believe that Jesus has this crazy proposition where He offers people LIFE – honest to goodness, real, fully-alive LIFE. But most people won’t ever experience this life because they don’t believe the church has anything to offer them. This is tragic. But it is in to this exact space that God has called Uncommon [good]. To build a bridge between church and culture; between people who believe they don’t belong and a God who desperately wants them to know that they ab-so-lute-ly do.

This is important work. And we need your help!

Way back in November, we invited you to be a part of something that didn’t yet exist. To be a part of the birth of something new. And this new thing is actually a really old concept where we leave the walls of the church and bring the life-giving, community-loving reality of Jesus to the streets – to the people.

We asked you to support hopes and dreams. We invited you to give towards a vision that didn’t actually exist. But now – nearly a year later – we can share stories of how Uncommon [good] is changing lives and impacting communities.

We need you to keep this Uncommon [dream] alive because here’s the thing…

IT’S WORKING.

At parks [with tacos and beer in hand] people are connecting with our Uncommon [community] who never felt they had a place in church.

At wineries, we are having conversations about the real nitty gritty of faith and doubt in a setting where it becomes okay to be honest about our faith… [the wine helps]

In homes, people who had never been in a Bible study sat with some who had, and got real about their faith and obstacles to faith.

Families in crisis are being embraced and supported by an Uncommon [community] that has been built over this last year at those same parks and wineries and living rooms.

This is because of you. Because of your commitment to Uncommon [good] – because you show up. Because you give – people are experiencing the life and the community and the freedom that Jesus offers – in Uncommon ways.

And in the next couple of months, we want to do even more. We have an ambitious goal to bring all of this goodness in the form of a weekly gathering by this October. Which means renting space and keeping momentum while we pursue the full vision of Uncommon [good].

But here’s the thing – it will only continue if you decide to help. Thanks to your generosity all those months ago [seriously, THANK YOU!], we raised enough funds for the first year within a few weeks. But there’s so much more that God has in store for Uncommon [good]! And we will only grow into the FULL vision that God has for our community if you choose to give. Truly – we need you!

Be a part of this movement that says you belong before you believe – Be a part of imagining church in a new way – Be a part of reshaping the Gospel for future generations – Be a part of Uncommon [good].

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We also accept donations through our partner organization, Gateway Leadership Initiative.

 

need more convincing?

You may be wondering, “so, where is all of this headed? What is this full visionyou’re talking about?” Well, check out this document that lays it all out…

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THE VISION

 

then watch this video to get a taste of all the goodness… [in case you missed it]

 

went to wine and words?

Thank you so much for making it an awesome night! We have a recap video in the works, so stay tuned on social media. If you simply CAN’T wait, go check out our Facebook page for some pics and a hilarious video.

 

you are loved
you are valued
you belong

 

 

 

Waiting Is The Worst

waiting is hard.

– dawn neldon

I don’t like waiting. I know that there is wisdom (and even inspirational bathroom posters) that tout the benefits of patience. But honestly – I think they’re just trying to make us all feel better. I’m sure many of you are rolling your eyes and crediting my age or our current cultural pace with my lack of patience – and while you might be right – it doesn’t change my stance.

Waiting is the worst.

As a people, we are collectively out of practice with waiting. And this can be problematic because – it would appear – God doesn’t operate like Amazon Prime (dang it). How nice it would be nice if we could submit our request and find the nicely packaged responses on our doorsteps two days later. But that’s not how it works.

Many of us have things we’ve been pursuing and prayers we’ve been praying for years – and we still find ourselves waiting. It can make us skeptical or cynical when we read verses like Jeremiah 29:11…

“I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.”

Some of us have been waiting to see that good plan unfold in our lives and it feels like we just. keep. waiting. Making the platitudes of well intentioned people (and sappy inspirational posters) feel mocking, instead of helpful.

When I am tempted to feel this way about circumstances in my life I remind (re-mind) myself of two things I’ve learned about God over the years:

1. God works the long game. There are prayers I’ve prayed and dreams I’ve dreamed that seem long forgotten by the time I see an answer. But when I look back I see that all along God had been moving people and aligning circumstances to bring that future hope I had prayed about long before.

2. God wastes nothing. There are times when I feel like things in my life have gone wasted. Things have happened or skills I’ve acquired that seem to be a confusing part of my story at best. But know this: there is no experience or circumstance or skill or hope that God will not loop back in to our story. If we offer these things up to Him he will make them a part of the good plan that He has for us!

Now… Here’s the waiting life hack:
If we are watching for God at work while we wait – we will not despair and lose hope. Instead we will be surprised by hope as we see glimpses of His plan unfolding around us in unexpected ways.

 

And while we’re on the subject of waiting, we can’t wait to show you…

a sweet recap!

A Taste of Summer this past Sunday was awesome! Thanks to all who came out and enjoyed some good community on a beautiful summer day in San Diego. Take a look at all the fun…

 

the summer haps…

Summer ain’t over yet! We’ve still got loads of fun in store.

Check it out…

Mondays at Moonlight Beach 
Mondays until August 13th, 9 AM – 1 PM
Come hang with us every Monday this summer! Bring the kiddos. We’ll have surf boards and fun-ness! Be sure to also bring some grub for you and yours.

 

Wednesdays At The Park
Every Wednesday until August 15th, 4 PM – Sundown (ish)
Keep an eye on our Social Media for the location each week.

Bring a picnic, some chairs, and a snack to share.
Let’s all enjoy that #summerlife together!

 

you are loved
you are valued
you belong

 

 

Summer

– dawn neldon

Can we all agree that there is something magical about summer? I anticipate the goodness of summer when my kids go back to school in the fall. I. LOVE. summer. It’s as if we feel the slow, warm days of summer in our bones and it changes the way we live our lives – for a few short months. Summer, for me, can be summarized into two words: Freedom and Community.

To me – something about summer screams FREEDOM! I recognize this is a little weird since, I (like most of you) no longer experience summer the way I did when I was a kid when summer meant literal freedom from the daily grind of Math and English.

Even as an adult with year round responsibilities summer still gives me a running through wildflowers sense of freedom (side-note, has anyone ever done that in real life?) Something about summer brings us a freedom from routine. Freedom from bedtime. Freedom from the busy, hectic-ness with which we live the rest of the year. Summer brings a great slow – down. A long overdue exhale. It feels free. And free feels good.

Here’s the other sneaky thing that summer does to us that I truly love – summer brings us out out of our living rooms and into community. Summer is filled with BBQ’s and picnics, beach days and evenings spent at the pool (way past bedtime). The longer, less hectic days draw us together in ways that we miss out on the rest of the year. A togetherness that we crave.

We were designed for freedom and we were created for community. The magic of summer is that it helps us tap into these two longings of our soul. Join Uncommon [good] this summer as we live into all the goodness that summer has to offer!

RSVP to Summer Fun!

July 15th, 3PM at Liberty Park in 4S Ranch

We wanna capture all the goodness that is a San Diego summer in one big party!

There will be fun. There will be food. There will be music. There will be bouncies for the kiddos. And there miiiiighht be some shenanigans with water… But no promises. 😉

RSVP to Taste of Summer

 

Pre-game fun starts at 3PM.

Food and other fun officially begins at 4PM.

As usual with our a Taste of Community events…

This is a FREE Party.

But if you’d like to help make it happen, you can make a donation at check out or on our giving page

Other Summer-tivities

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Mondays at Moonlight Beach 
July 9th – August 13th, 9 AM – 1 PM
You gotta love a beach day. Bring the kiddos. We’ll have surf boards and fun-ness!

Wednesdays at Silverset Park
July 11th – August 15th, 4 PM
Drop by in the afternoon for some chill time at the park. Bring a picnic and maybe a snack to share. We’ll have music and fun!

 

you are loved
you are valued
you belong

 

 

Good News Part 3: Fun and Fruit

Did you miss parts one and two? Here’s the links:

Good News: Part One

Good News: Part Two

-ryan james ross

Here’s the good news, part three…

“God sees us as we are, loves us as we are, and accepts us as we are. But by His grace, He does not leave us as we are.”

Hmm… So how are we changed by faith in Jesus?

Galatians is a short letter in the Bible that was written by a devoted follower of Jesus named Paul (likely the earliest letter written in the New Testament). He wrote this letter for the early Christian church in Galatia that was going through some major theological and political challenges as they asked, “how do we follow Jesus in today’s world?”

These first Christians were getting pressured to fall into the religious status quo of their time. They were told to follow religious laws, political stances, rituals, and expectations that were in place well before Jesus — and many of these things seemed to confine, restrict, limit, exclude, and even contradict what Jesus spoke about. They wondered, “how does a follower of Jesus navigate all of this? How do we behave?”

So, Paul wrote them this letter to encourage their faith, their freedom, and their [fruit].

Paul essentially says, “let me give you the mindset of living in faith. Here’s how I see it…

”The life I live in the body [Right now. In my city. Everyday.], I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.” (Galatians 2:20). This mindset will do something to you.

What comes out of this faith is transformation of your life… yes, you’ll live different.

The letter explains that by faith Christ is living in you. Or in other words, the very Spirit of God is now walking with you (read Galatians chapter 5). This close walk with God in your life will begin to bring out the most beautiful things in humanity [fruit]:

“… the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. Against such things there is no law.”

The Good News of walking by faith in the Son of God who loves you and gave himself for you is this: you will become one who lives out love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self control.

That is not only good news to you, but to everyone around you and your edges as well : )

Happy Summer, friends!!!

Our dream is to summer with you… join us at the fun below.

And we’ve got some new details on our Summer events,
So be sure to read ahead!

 

Summer-Tivities

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Wednesdays at Silverset Park

June 27th – August 15th, 4 PM
Drop by in the afternoon for some chill time at the park.

Mondays at Moonlight Beach

July 9th – August 13th, 9 AM – 1 PM
You gotta love a beach day. Bring the kiddos. We’ll have surf boards and fun-ness!

Taste of Summer [Community Event]

July 15th, 3 PM
This will be an awesome summer party, and there just miiiiighht be some slippin’ and slidin’ goin’ on… But no promises 😉 We will send out RSVP info in the next couple of weeks. But please, save the date!

 

 

You are loved.

You are valued.

You belong.

 

Good News Needs A Part 2

– ryan james ross

 

Last week’s “good news inspiration” began and closed with these words:

“You are welcome here. You are valued. You belong.”
That’s how Jesus made the outcast feel. In short, those phrases are another way to communicate that you are loved, and that’s the good news.

You are loved by God. Period.

Sit in that a bit. Jesus brought you that news, but it wasn’t his whole message [thank God].

So here’s part two of the good news:
Love doesn’t leave you as you are — it beckons you forward.

That image above was snapped just last week at a baseball game. That’s my son Colton running with all of his might and you can just feel that bundle of fun and joy that he is. I love of that kid with all of my being!!!

Here’s what you can’t see in that image though. Seconds before that photo he learned that sticks can hurt people and he had to say sorry to another kid that got whacked in a ‘sword fight’. Then, just after that picture, he was in tears because he wanted more candy and I had already allowed way too much — he would’ve definitely got sick with more sugar in that little body. See, I love him as he is — too much for words even — and because of that love, I can’t help teaching him more about life, keeping him from harm, and becoming the best version of himself.

Tim Keller explains the good news this way: “God sees us as we are, loves us as we are, and accepts us as we are. But by His grace, He does not leave us as we are.”

Love beckons you forward, and that’s what Jesus welcomes you into when he says, “follow me”.

Question:

What do you want to talk about
at the next Wine & Words?

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Summer-Tivities

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Are you ready for fun in the sun, and some uncommon community?
Check out what we have going on…

Wednesdays at Silverset Park

June 27th – August 15th, 4 PM
Drop by in the afternoon for some chill time at the park.

Mondays at Moonlight Beach

July 9th – August 13th, 9 AM – 1 PM
You gotta love a beach day. Bring the kiddos. We’ll have surf boards and fun-ness!

Taste of Community Event

July 15th, 4 PM
Save the date for this one. More deets to come!

 

Summer, here we come!

 

You are loved. You are valued. You belong.