Sunday, December 14, 2008

waiting 28 months....

Here it is December again. Each year I keep thinking this will be the year we have our little girl with us at Christmas, but it's not to be yet. 28 months so far and still waiting. Referrals came in this month but the cut off date for referrals was Feb. 23, 2006 and so the next group from our agency didn't receive any referrals since their date is Feb. 28, 2006. So we did not move up this month. We still have 24 groups of people waiting ahead of us.
Today is quite a windy and dreary day. All the snow that we had has melted. It was raining some today so it's damp and cold. Not a nice combination. Doesn't quite seem like winter except for the cold weather. I am hoping for a white Christmas even though I don't care for a lot of snow. If I can stay in all the time I don't mind snow at all!
Today at church during the 10 am service the kids put on a Christmas program. They did a nice job. It didn't seem like any of them were nervous and that they really enjoyed doing it.
Ron and I have been with a group that started our service at church. There was a group of us that were meeting together and we were introduced to another group from this church that were basically looking for the same things in a church. So we are now working together and have been for about a year. We have the early service at church -- 8:30 am. Yes, it's rather early and hard to get up that early on a Sunday morning but it has definitely been worth it. Our service is a contemporary worship service with contemporary praise singing. We focus on relevant messages to reach people who don't go to church or haven't been in a church for a while or are looking for something different. It has been a great experience to be involved the way we have been and to get to know some great people. We are really enjoying it. Not to say there are difficult times to work through but that's all the process of developing this service and finding what God wants us to do.
This church is a small church. We hope to help bring more people in and help them find joy in living a life for Christ.

2 comments:

peaceful touch said...

Mary,

Jerry and I wanted to let you know that we are keeping you in our prayers. We pray that the first part of the New Year will bring Marisa to her new home. Keep the faith.
Chris

Kristi said...

We were also part of a small movement in our traditional church that got a contemporary service started at 8:30. When we first started in Jan 2007 our average attendance was about 50, but in Jan 2009 it has been holding steady at over 250! What a difference two years makes.
I just thought it was cool that we've been part of something so similar!