On the 28th we’ll be focusing on two things that all of us love: community and rest. I’d like for the service to take place with no chairs or table set up, with as many blankets, pillows, and floor mats around our sanctuary as possible. We often talk about the sharing part of our service stretching out “too long” – well, this time it can’t go too long! After all, we’ll be doing a whole month’s worth of it. (Not that you all won’t see each other during August, but however figuratively we’re getting separated from this community that we love, I think it should be noted). We’ll sing songs, stretch, read the Bible, share communion. I’d love to share one or more Bible quotes about community, how we build a relationship with God through and as a part of a larger “body of Christ,” yet how vital it is for us to go with God “by yourselves, to a quiet place and get some rest.” I’m not really sure what I would say about this, but I’ve been looking at some Bible texts … We need your help here: Please bring blankets, mats, pillows, as well as texts, poems, prayers, things, and thoughts to share!
We will have August sabbatical and come together again on Sept 8. During that time, anyone form CL is welcome to organize outings, potlucks, trips, events and send me the info which I can distribute to all. July 28 will be our last service at Quaker place before the break.We will soon need Meals on Wheels for McCashes. We will need to organize swiftly, once the baby happens. Everyone on standby!We would like to organize a system by which young children will be served appropriately to their age and needs as a part of Citylights. I will be sending an email to all parents and those interested to help. If you would like to be included, let me know.
Our next Leadership Team meeting will be Aug 7, Tuesday, 6-8 pm at Cosi’s just South of Union Sq.
Sabbath can’t come too soon, Samir Selmanovic, Coordinator, Citylights Community