That didn't stop To Norman With Love! Sure we had to cancel our service in the park and the picnic of 425 lunches that followed, and postpone 3 of the 28 projects, and prepare to be cold and wet, but that did not put a damper on the weekend.
All in all, the estimate was that 320 people from the congregation were involved in To Norman With Love. And in 28 different ways the city of Norman was loved by the people at FBC.
If you participated, thank you. If you volunteered during the preparation, thank you. If you donated resources, THANK YOU.
I think the most powerful part of the weekend for me was being able to introduce and interview a fellow follower of Christ on stage during our Classic service on Sunday morning. "steve" and I have been developing our friendship over the past few months and we have challenged each other's faith with new perspectives.
In my life steve is challenging me to look at Christ through a different lens. As Jurgen Moltmann says, "Reading the Bible with the eyes of the poor is a different thing from reading it with a full belly. If it is read in light of the experience and hopes of the oppressed, the Bible's revolutionary themes--promise, exodus, resurrection and spirit--come alive."
I think I need to make sure I'm not completely surrounded with people who are just like me. I want to see Christ from all perspectives, so that maybe I will see more of him. There is way more to Christ than meets just my eye alone.
Does anyone who reads this have stories from being involved this weekend?
One of the community vegetable gardens planted over the weekend.
A handicapped gentleman's apartment was adopted by a Sunday school class and completely fumigated, remodeled, and made over. This was amazing and took many days of preparation.
These last pictures are of a group of women who gave manicures at the Veteren's Center. I think our pastor chose to play dominoes while he waited for his turn.