Last Saturday evening was a great time in the life of Johns Creek Presbyterian Church. I know we say that "worship is the most important thing we do" -- and it is, but it is not the only thing we do. We also GIVE, GO and LIVE as ways of serving others in the name of Christ.
However, last Saturday was a night of FELLOWSHIP. We had an excellent turnout as we gathered in our Great Hall to share a meal - delicious burgers grilled outside served with wonderful side dishes and desserts. I particularly enjoyed watching the smiling faces of our members and the guests they brought, as they visited around the tables.
Then we were treated to some of the wonderful talent in our church family. In our recent "Dare 2 Dream" Long-rang Plan, we talk about "intergenerational ministry." If you wonder what that looks like, one example would be what we enjoyed last Saturday night. We had folks from all of our generations come together -- enjoying each other's company, food and talents. It was a snapshot of our extended family of faith.
In addition to those in the audience, we also had most of the generations represented on stage. We had the younger generation providing comic relief like, "What do you call a bear with no teeth? A gummy bear!" We had a youth soloist, as well as a youth singing "Alleluia" as they strummed along with guitars and ukuleles. There were young adults performing jazz and blues standards. We even had a Broadway showtune - "Blue Skies." But perhaps the most unusual act was an end-times/apocalyptic parody (with visuals) to the tune of Jimmy Buffet's "Volcano."
In addition, the JCPC House Band and Guitar Army led everyone in sing-alongs like "Country Roads" and "Aimee." Interspersed were some of the band's favorites from the Beatles, Santana, and Linda Ronstadt. Now that's what I call FELLOWSHIP! Our "Dare 2 Dream" plan is to have one church-wide, intergenerational event each month. Make plans now to be at the next one - the evening of September 20, featuring a concert by the Maranatha Band from the Dominican Republic!