Thursday, October 11, 2007

Square Fair is Coming

For those who are new to Frankston, TX (like myself), Darin and I will soon be immersing ourselves in a local tradition that occurs each year simultaneous with the high school homecoming. Square Fair is the annual town festival in which vendors and organizations display and sell their wares, promote their activities, and make money for projects. For the first time since the early 90s, FBC will be hosting a booth, headed by yours truly.

I'm terribly excited about the opportunity we will have this Saturday for promoting the life and ministries of the church as well as hopefully exposing members of our community to the love and gospel of Christ. To do this, we'll be managing a photo booth. Digital pictures will be taken of families and friends in front of backdrops painted by some very talented church volunteers, and subjects will be invited to download the pictures for free from our church website or pay $5 to have them printed on site. As a bonus, we'll be distributing ink pens and mouse pads with the church logo and web address.

We don't have any idea what kind of response to expect, but at least we're just about ready for whomever should happen to appear. We've got a great group of volunteers to help with the day, doing everything from greeting and arranging people for the pictures, to photographing and distributing the freebies. I guess the thing that's got me so excited is seeing how many people are using their various talents and abilities to serve God and further his kingdom. I think this is what Paul meant when he wrote about the many gifts used by believers, but all by the same Spirit!

God, please use us this Saturday to be authentic rays of hope and love to everyone we encounter.

1 comment:

Julie M said...

This is the first time I can remember our church ever having a booth!!!!! GREAT IDEA JULIE!!!!