- I am thankful for our VOLUNTEERS! In my 28 years of ministry, I have never been connected to such a dedicated team of people! This last Sunday, in order to free up more parking spaces around the church, they chose to park across the street and walk in the frigid cold temperature! I was totally impressed with the First Impressions Team and how they helped everyone feel welcomed, find a seat, provided coffee, and smiled! The MeadowKIDS Team continues to amaze me in their love for kids! Wow! They pour out their hearts every Sunday into the youngest of Meadowites! And each week I am more thrilled with the MeadowBAND! Just about the time I think they have hit the climax of leading us in worship, they step it up even more! I am floored by the musical talent of these awesome volunteers!
- I am thankful for our STAFF! No one loves this church more than our staff. Their enthusiasm, even during times of struggle, is absolutely contagious! I love each one of them and their families. I love talking strategy with them. I love dreaming with them. Most of all, I just love hangin' with them! The pool of wisdom and commitment that exists among Rachel Carlson, John Pennucci, Pat Laeger, and Lisa Tindall is second to none. I am sad that Lisa Tindall will soon be leaving the staff. With her baby almost here, she is stepping back from her staff position to give her full attention to her family. BUT...the awesome news is Tara Berg will be joining our staff and she will be bringing with her great input, organization, and an equal love for Meadow!
- I am thankful for each MEADOWITE! There is no one in all the world I would rather be with and grow with than the people of Meadow Spring! You are all AWESOME! With the growth God is bringing to Meadow, you are welcoming it with open arms and smiles on your faces! This past week, you sat toward the middle and in the lower section to open up the more convenient seats for our new guests! Wow! THAT is impressive! I've been associated with churches who frown on new people walking in and would never think of giving up "their" seat! You are the most givingest group of people I know! You love Jesus! And you love Meadow! The building we are in would not be possible without YOU sacrificing financially! Wow! Oh wow!
I LOVE MY CHURCH!!!