It’s hard to describe just how proud I am of you all. The last two weeks have shown that something really incredible is happening at New Story Church. Our cookout last Sunday night was wonderful. Since it was our first ever event, we hoped to have 50 people come. We had over 100. So many of you have told me that you had a great time and loved our discussion about what our new church should look like. It was so cool to hear how we all want the church to be open to everyone, to be fun, to make a real difference in the world, and to have great music. Here’s a few pictures from the cookout:
We had so much fun together that we’ve already planned another fellowship event. On Sunday, December 4th, we’ll get together for desserts and a cookie decorating contest for the kids (and any of us adults who want to act like kids). Our new praise band will play for us and we’ll make Christmas cards for soldiers in Afghanistan. We hope you’ll come and invite some friends. There’s a lot more details on our “What We’re Up To” page.
Two weeks ago we launched our website. In just two weeks over 400 different people have visited our site. Our videos have been seen over 350 times, and we have over 75 likes on Facebook. One really generous person has pledged $3 to our free dental clinic for ever “like” we get on Facebook, so if you haven’t “liked” us yet, please take a minute to do so.
The plans for our free dental clinic are going great. We’ve already raised hundreds of dollars for it and lots of you have signed up to volunteer at it. We going to make a real difference for a huge number of people who otherwise would never see a dentist.
I could go on and on, but the point is God is doing something powerful here.I believe with all my heart that we are at the beginning of something that will change more lives than we could ever imagine. And we get to be a part of it. How cool is that!