Friday, August 10, 2012

Come and see....We have some big things on our Radar too!

Sitting here are the walls of water come down, I thought it was time to post.  It sure is nasty out there today?  I mean wind, rain, lightning, thunder, and this old lady on a bike just pedaled by the window and yelled something about a dog? (Yes, that is a Oz reference) and in pulling the radar up, it seems like the whole area is getting the same treatment.

So, we have had a pretty dry summer and in order to fix that it seems all the rain is coming this week and a good portion today!  The good news is, that crops are getting rain, plants are being watered, grass is coming back, ponds, creeks, and the scorched earth is being watered.  Sure it is scary when it comes in large amounts in a short time, but it is about taking life as it comes.  Like life, we get what seem like drenching rain and droughts.

Every day we are given many challenges in life and we all take them as they come.  Some are small and some are bigger, but that is what makes UDLC's Community strong.  We come together and share them with each other, pray for each other and check in with each other.  There are times when these things (good and bad) keep us from being in community each week, but the family we have makes UDLC a place we want to come and find that peace, if only for a couple hours.  Though that is what community is about and it is what we all want to share with our friends who have not expierenced that here or at any church family.  It could they never had it growing up, or not since they were young, or it could be just a short time and they are looking. 

On September 9th, we are having a Church Picnic and we are excited to celebrate and have fun together, but there is another oppurtunity for us all.  It is a chance for us to bring our friends and neighbors to come meet our family at UDLC and meet them in a more relaxed situation.  It is a chance for them to meet your family and see what brings us all to UDLC.

It is not always easy to invite your friends and neighbors to church on Sunday's.  People will tell you that the most controversial conversation topics are Politics and Religion.  So rather than talk about it, why not say "Come and See" UDLC for yourself.

In John, Chapter 1, two times people are told in Verse 39 and 46 to "come and see".  If that was the way Jesus called disciples, shouldn't this be a good method for us even now in 2012.  Make the invite easy and say, "Come and See".

So, if you want to introduce your "Sweet Home Upper Dublin" to people, rather than trying to try and explain it, just say  "COME AND SEE".  If they say, they are not sure just say all I am saying is "Come and See" it for yourself and decide for yourself what you think and if it is a fit for you.

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