Sunday, September 18, 2011

Starting and Finishing

We had our first church service yesterday as the new plant. It was hardly as smooth as you would find in an established church, but we did OK. We were most concerned about the children's ministry, but we got some help with that. I'd say that right now this is our biggest hurdle to overcome. We'll get there.

We had a lovely picnic after the service at a local park. One of our members coordinated the catering of some fried chicken, BBQ, and appropriate sides. We also had a cake with the church logo on it, which was nice. It was a little chilly when we started, but the weather did warm up and everyone seemed to have a good time. It was a good way to commemorate our first ever gathering as an assembly.

After we got home I took a little nap and Noah finished his reading lessons with Amanda. To celebrate that achievement we went to Sam's and got him a Wii game that he really wanted. The bad news is that he can't play by himself very well, so we do it in partnership. There actually is something for him to do and he is pretty helpful. The problem for me is that it reminds me that I am getting older. I played it with him for about 30 minutes and I feel pretty funky from all the spinning and flying. But now I'm committed to playing through it with him.

I always wanted to have a child with whom I could play video games. Lily is more or less disinterested in them. Noah really likes them. At least I won't be too tempted to keep pressing on as I will be glad to quit.


Confessions of a Housewife said...


Ive noticed Natalie and her hubby, jeanette and nate missing lately from Hope, did you all steal them away =)

I hope your church thrives and succeeds!

Jason said...

Nope. Actually, we don't have anyone from Hope, though anyone is welcome.