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 14 – Wine & 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