During this inaugural season for The Parish Church, the fourth (and occasional fifth) Sundays of each month look a little different. Instead of our Gathering at Meadow School, our whole church scatters out into our wonderful city to be the church outside of our normal four walls. And though we do this daily within our MCs, it’s been a wonderful rhythm to take this time 1-2 Sundays a month to really put into practice our value that Church is not an activity but an identity.
This coming Sunday, August 25, we’ll be gathering as a church and with our neighbors for a ‘Picnic in the Park.’ This is an awesome opportunity to put our rhythms where our values are. Our values of gospel, family, and mission cannot be lived out merely 2 hours a week on Sunday mornings. But rather they change every aspect of our lives in the everyday stuff of life. And so gathering together allows us express what it looks like to be the church in a different way than our normal gatherings.
We’ll start at 10 AM at McNear Park and are asking everyone to bring finger foods for a potluck (think Super Bowl Party type food). You may also want to bring blankets, lawn charis, or pop-up tents along with toys and games. Invite anyone and everyone. We can’t wait to see you there!