💓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

 

 

 

When Endings Are Beginnings

Just a few short years ago [ …okay maybe 10 – yikes! ] Drew and I were planning to be missionaries in Mexico for the rest of our lives. We were all in. We found ourselves back in the states for a short stint to get some things together, but our hearts and minds were still in Mexico. We planned to live out our marriage in Mexico, raise our kids to speak Spanish, and to love amor chile sauce on their potato chips.

We had a plan and it was good. Not only did we like our plan but it seemed totally in line with what God wanted for our lives. I mean honestly God, how many people out there actually WANT to be missionaries? And here we were waving our hands and jumping up and down. Then one phone call changed everything. The plans we had came crashing to a halt. And try as we may for the next three years, God never opened a door for us to return to Mexico as full time missionaries.

This was a tragic season for us. Everywhere we looked – every door we pushed on – was fruitless in our pursuit of a life lived in Mexico. We watched our dreams to be missionaries come crashing down. It was hard. It was a season of mourning, and try as I might I couldn’t make sense of it. It seemed like the death of our dreams.

There are times in our lives when we look around and all we can see is the death of things.

I’ve been thinking a lot about this recently – how God doesn’t always live up to our expectations. (Maybe it’s better said that our expectations don’t always live up to God’s). Either way, when we fail to mind that gap between expectations and reality, we hit the ground hard every time. And our first response is usually to wave a fist at God; to be angry or depressed or  __________ (enter your favorite negative emotion here).

Can I tell you one of my favorite things about God (that I have had to learn the hard way)? With God, what looks like the end is often only the beginning. He specializes in taking moments that feel like a HARD. STOP. and turning them into the start of something unexpected and new. Death out of life. Beginnings from certain endings. This is God’s area of expertise.

Like it or not, we don’t always get to choose for life to go the way we want or expect it to (dang-it). But we do get to choose how to respond in those moments. When everything around us seems to be dying, we get to choose: succumb to the death or watch for signs of life. We can choose to be a people who know that death is not the end of the story in fact – it’s often only the beginning…

And speaking of beginnings…

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

Check out our events page to for more info.

 

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

 

 

 

Broken but [good]

– cody vermillion

So its been a pretty eventful week so far. Full of joy, frustration, fun, sorrow… a dash of weirdness… and some good community.

Some of you may have seen part of this reflection on my social media earlier this week. But so much has happened since, and I wanna give you the whole story…

It all started this past Sunday.

I got the privilege to play my broken guitar while leading worship for my friend Caden’s youth group. It was a great morning! But it got me thinking about brokenness. See I dropped this guitar in a rehearsal a couple of years ago, and the ensuing crack has been held together by tape ever since.

The tape has worked well at making sure the crack doesn’t get worse. But it hasn’t really fixed the problem. I need to introduce some glue or wood puddy and some elbow grease to really fix it. And even then, it will never be the same. The scars will still be there. And it probably won’t sound the way it did before.

But despite all that, I still love this guitar. I love that, even though it’s broken, I can still enjoy playing it. That I can still write songs on it. That I can still lead teenagers in worship with it. That it can still serve a purpose.

And that’s kinda like us, right?

We’re all a little broken. Cracked. Scarred.

And I think too often we want to focus on those things – the things we need to fix – the ways we are, damaged, wrong, or “bad”. We desperately try to cover them up with all manner of things to keep the cracks from spreading and revealing what’s underneath. But I think that’s no way to live.

Because I believe what’s deepest within you – what makes you who you are – isn’t your brokenness. Sure, it has shaped you and changed you in big ways. And maybe even become a huge part of your story. But there’s so much more to your story, guys! You don’t have to live from that brokenness. It’s not who you are. It’s not who you were created to be. You are created by a God who loves you. A God who made you [good]!

And however life has roughed you up, I want you to know, you still have purpose. You’re still worth something.

Because the good news is, God loves us broken messed up people so much that He chose to be broken Himself. To feel the full human experience, even death, so that we can have life to the full. And I know we’ve said this a bunch, but guess what… life to the full can happen now. Today.

I gotta tell you, I think I have been experiencing life to the full this week. Like, the full human experience.

From the high of leading teenagers in worship through music, to the low of our four year old fighting us tooth and nail on everything [ev.er.y.thing.]… to making great connections with like-minded people; to having fun with all of you at the beach and the park; to praying with people in our community facing some really hard stuff; and even saying goodbye to friends we love, knowing we probably won’t see them again for a long time…

Life to the full is getting the complete human experience and seeing God’s beauty in all of it. Even the brokenness. Because even when our kid is driving us nuts, we can see that his strong will is part of how God made him… that the very thing Jen and I are so frustrated with now, will actually serve him pretty well in the future. Even when people we care about are facing hard times, we can see how God pulls his people together in faith to pray for miracles.

And even when we have to say goodbye to good friends, we see how God binds our hearts together in ways no ocean can erode away.

[we love you Croxfords!]

So, if we can step into those hard places with a different perspective, we can begin to see how God actually fills in the cracks around our brokenness. And what starts to define those times isn’t the brokenness itself, but the beauty that God is making from it.

You may or may not have noticed that our logo is a cracked mosaic heart. Yes. This is intentional. 😉 Because we believe that all of us broken people can come together like the broken pieces of a mosaic and make something beautiful. And I have seen that so much in this community this week. So, thank you for making that happen!

Now… this week I want you to embrace the truth that the brokenness in your life doesn’t define you. It’s actually what makes you beautiful. Because God has taken those broken pieces and formed them into something new. You are His creation. You are His child. He has great plans for you…

Brokenness and all.

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Our Week in Photos

 

wine & words is back!

August 19th, 6:30 PM
Espinosa Vineyards and Winery

What’s Wine & Words? Well, it’s an event where we drink wine and share some words about faith, Jesus, and being human. Our last one was awesome!

We expect this one to fill up quick. So make sure to RSVP early.

Wine & Words Tickets

 

don’t forget the summer-tivities…

click the image or visit our events page for more info!

 

you are loved
you are valued
you belong

 

 

It’s Time To Go

– ryan ross

So summer’s been hot… and super busy… right?!
Heat and constant activity aren’t exactly a recipe for perfection…
But sometimes you just find yourself in perfect moments amongst all the ordinary and rushed comings and goings of our days. Well, Cody and I walked in to such a divine moment this week.

We got a text inviting us to hang out with our Uncommon friend, Kalin as she prepared to go on an incredible journey the next day…

But before we get into what she’s doing, we want you to meet her…

Kalin and the whole Johnston fam have been a huge part of Uncommon [good] since our first community event in Old Poway Park. In fact, if you’ve been to any of our events, their finger prints have been all over the place.

We’ve been lucky to know the Johnston’s since Kalin was in Middle School! And seriously, it’s no surprise that she is following her big heart and God’s calling to [go]…

Because this is no ordinary summer trip that she’s jumping into. Kalin quite randomly got connected with a group of creatives in design and business that are going to Uganda for the purpose of giving away their talents for the good of others.

This creative team of incredibly gifted and successful women are helping an impoverished Ugandan community create a business for themselves so that they can bring jobs, income, dignity, hope and security to a community that currently lacks all of those things. All through an organization called WEND

Kalin was invited into this out of nowhere, and her soul heard the Godly whisper of [go]. So Wednesday night we met in a backyard with family and friends and we prayed with Kalin. Around an ordinary patio table under cafe lights, the moment became extraordinary and beautiful, even heavenly, as we laid fear and hope all before God, and Kalin stepped out in courage and faith.

[calling] & [going] always have an element of risk and fear,
otherwise there would be no need for faith.

What is God calling you into? What does His whisper of [go] spark in you?

Your calling probably isn’t Uganda, but perhaps your [go] is acting on a dream that you’ve set aside, or reaching out to someone that’s been on your mind. Maybe it’s leaving a job and stepping into something new that brings good into the world…

We don’t know, but I know that you and God will know.

We haven’t done this before, but we want to accompany this inspirational thought with some music. This week, another dear friend shared this song with me right on top of Kalin’s calling to make this world a better place for others.

More often then we’d like to admit, we choose to sit, stay, and remain unchanged when we feel a calling to go and do something good. Especially if it’s something that may be risky, uncomfortable, or out of the ordinary. This song from All Son’s & Daughters is about how God has called you higher… higher than the norm of ordinary days… higher than days lived for your life only… to a life lived that brings life to others.

And now the Uncommon [challenge]:
Click the link below, listen to the song, and enjoy a moment of reflecting with God and listening to His whisper.

Is there an area in which God is whispering [go]?

don’t forget the summer-tivities…

click the image or visit our events page for more info!

 

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!

 

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