BBQs, Wristbands, & Bookmarks

Along with the return of summer this month, our Summer Sunday Barbecues are back as well, beginning just four days after this year’s summer solstice (June 24) and continuing every Sunday afterward through August 19.

If you’re new to these barbecues, here’s how they work. As the 10:45am worship service wraps up each week, barbecued meat and veggie items will already be cooking on the grills out by our mid-campus field, and chips and beverages will be available on tables nearby. Everyone is invited each Sunday to fill up a plate of food, find a seat at our picnic tables or on the grass, and enjoy an easy-going lunch with both newcomers and long-time friends in our Northwest Hills family. The cost is slightly higher this year, but still a great bargain (just $3.00 per person or $8.00 per family, to cover our expenses). Even better, the friendly and relaxing time together with our church family remains priceless. Join in as often as you’re able. You, and those eating lunch with you, will be glad you did.

Make plans also to participate in our other great Northwest Hills summer events, including the All-Church Beach Campout (July 12-15), Student Ministries Beach Olympics (August 18), Children’s Ministry SonSurf Beach Bash (August 20-24, on our church campus), and our annual All-Church Barbecue & Swim at Osborn Aquatic Center (August 26). These are special annual events that are fresh and fun every year, and well worth not only attending but helping to make happen. For some extra fun and rewarding ministry this summer, volunteer to assist with any of these exceptional events.

Don’t forget that this is also the summer of wristbands and bookmarks! (More specifically, the wristbands and bookmarks we handed out at our One/Many Celebration last month.) Our goal is to keep them visible in our homes, autos, Bibles, wherever – maybe even on our wrists – as a reminder of the power of serving God as One Ministry, Many Ministry Teams, and as inspiration to both pray for our servants and teams, and to ask God to reveal to each of us how we can better practice one/many this summer and beyond. If you don’t have a wristband or bookmark yet, pick up one at our church campus soon.

It’s good to be in God’s family and on God’s team. Let’s keep the one/many going (Psalm 133:1)!

-Andy