Wednesday, September 22, 2010


It's officially been just over a year since River City Church was 'planted' and we have been attending since the beginning. Having never been part of a church plant I had NO idea what to expect, but I can honestly say it's been a great journey full of learning, meeting new people, and defining what 'church' really means for our family.

Josiah and Alayna join us for Sunday services and it's been a great opportunity for them to learn self-discipline and more importantly, to hear and grasp parts of the message. They open their bibles and follow along...Josiah is able to and soon Alayna will to, now she just pretends. Don't get me wrong, they aren't perfect angels...they are kids, but I've been very proud of them over the course of the year, they have their 'antsy' moments, but overall they are great. Seth will be sitting with us soon...pray for us! :) He needs to learn self-discipline as well and we would love to all be together as a family on Sunday mornings, but I know it will be quite the 'transition' for a while....patience...I will need patience.

Sunday to my ears!! We used to meet Sunday nights at 5...that was great for some, but not as wonderful for those of us with families. For a variety of reasons we recently switched to Sunday mornings at 10am and I could not be more thrilled!! :) We also transitioned from one downtown space to a larger one and it has filled up quickly.

We have had great opportunities to have people in our house each week on Wednesday nights for our 'Missional Community' (a diverse group of people...young, older, families, college students, singles, anyone!) where we eat dinner together (taking turns bringing the day out the week I don't have to have a meal planned!), and then study what was talked about on Sunday and how it applies to each of our lives, as well as journeying through life together and praying for one another. The last Wednesday of each month we go and serve in the community...last year we served at the Perry Center...this year we are hoping to set something up to serve a group of refugees in our community.

Being able to enjoy Wednesday nights as a family and having our kids get to know the group of people that comes each week and to have other adults involved in the lives of our kids has been a blessing. Serving each month alongside our kids has been a great experience. Don't get me wrong...there are moments when having the kids involved is more work, but I have to remind myself that it's a teaching opportunity for them as well...patience..always praying for patience!

It has been a transition, but it's been a good one. We are thankful for the opportunities we've had to learn, serve and grow together as a family.

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