On Sunday, July 21st, we will be hosting a church-wide picnic at Brandrith Park, directly following the Sunday service. If you think that this upcoming picnic is not for you, please keep reading. If you think that you are too old, too young, or not connected enough, let me take a minute to explain to you the heart and drive behind why we do events like this!
This is an event that is open for the whole church to attend, and will be a BYOL (bring your own lunch) event. Though there will be games, relays, sports, and a scavenger hunt specifically geared towards kids and families, the heart of this picnic is that it would be a church-wide event. As Community Life Coordinator here at SDBC, events like this get me very excited. These events give us a chance to connect and to fellowship outside of the four walls where we meet every Sunday morning. We have a chance to meet new people and learn and to grow. Every person has a story, a unique, intricate story, and if we only ever talk to the same people and sit in the same pew, we miss out on chances to hear these stories.
With events like these, we are given the chance to grow closer together as the "one body" that God designed us to be. Because this event is also set outside our walls in the community, it also gives us a chance to be the everyday missionaries that we are charged to be. Perhaps you can invite a neighbour or a neighbourhood family to this event! Or, perhaps you will see people around the park on the 21st and can invite them to picnic with us. Whatever the case, this is an opportunity. An opportunity to learn, to grow, to hear stories, and to be missional as a church family.
So bring your lunch, your blanket, your family, and friends and head to Brandrith after the service on the 21st! We look forward to seeing what God has in store for this event, and we look forward to picnicking together as a family.