With the possible exception of Christmas Eve, which this year falls on a Friday, this is the busiest weekend we will have at Prince of Peace this year – and Pastor Sara, the staff, and I all want to take a moment to say thank you to the many hands and hearts that have given time their time, efforts, and thoughts to making things meaningful and enjoyable for so many people this weekend.
These are just some of the contributions volunteers are making at Prince of Peace this weekend’s events. If I listed everyone you could read this for an hour.
These volunteers are not only making this weekend’s events special for members of Prince of Peace and the guests on our campus. They are making their connection to this community stronger and more meaningful. When we give our time to a community we care for, we care for that community even more. That reality is part of what makes organized religion so very special – and why the companies we buy things from are trying to tap into that same reality. But is there really a product you can buy that substitutes for making someone feel happy and included or honoring someone’s loss? I don’t think so.
There are many, many ways to be engaged at Prince of Peace. If you are looking for ways to bring more meaning and enjoyment into your life, I cannot recommend engagement here highly enough. We worship a gracious and loving God, and this is just about the best community I’ve ever met for living that out on a day to day basis.
With love and gratitude,