Our Mission Field
Even as the blue glow filled the valley from an obscured sunrise, the lights glittered over to 21st St., and to the south as far as Heath and Hebron, carpeting the valley floor; you could see west to Cherry Valley Road and Granville even with a mist rising up out of the streambed of Raccoon Creek. If you knew where to look, from the southern crest of the hilltop, you could see both the windows of Newark Central, and then on down Rt. 13 to the Licking County Courthouse.
A few months ago, I bought a picture from a photographer two blocks over on Fairfield Ave. that's hanging just outside my office door. It's a reverse of that Horn's Hill vista, from an open field atop the ridge south of downtown Newark, the perspective pulling together the courthouse cupola, the old firehouse tower where R&M Bakery serves our neighborhood, and our steeple, with the Chestnut Hills north of Dry Creek across the top.
On the wall below, with the help of a little shop in The Arcade downtown, it now says "Our Mission Field." It's a reminder to me each day and anyone else in to see me (or use the church library next door!) that we're a congregation with a mission to proclaim Christ's good news and serve in his name. This county, this community is our mission field.
And in that same spirit, we're going to consider in the wake of Easter, during the Sunday services, "The Rest of Life," a look at the Christian life based on a book by Dr. Ben Witherington III, a professor at Asbury Theological Seminary. How is "the rest of" our lives part of Christ's mission for each of us, and all of us together, to proclaim & serve?
Youth McDonald's tour and SURPRISE
God and Stuff
Youth Christian Skate Night
Granville Youth Event
Held at Camp Christian, May 31 - June 1
Held at Camp Christian, June 16 - 22
All Chi Rho Camps are held at Camp Christian
June 9 - 15
July 7 - 13
July 14 - 20
August 4 - 10
All CYF Conferences are held at Camp Christian
June 23 - 29
June 30 - July 6
July 21 - 27
July 28 - August 3
- For Bob recovering at home, waiting for his new knee (again!)
- Welcoming new members, Mark & Pamela Roth and their daughters Brenda & Pam, who joined on Easter Sunday
- Celebrating the baptism of Jenna Marie, congratulations to parents Michael and Kelly and grandparents Bill and Sandy