This week our church is not meeting in the Cotton Company reception room like we normally do on Sundays. Instead, we’re driving down to Wrightsville Beach, NC Sunday morning and spending the day at the beach together (August 24). This will not be the first time that we’ve met in an “unusual” location. We’ve met at a campground (after camping all weekend), at a lakeside pavilion, and in someone’s home. But, this will be our first trip to the beach.
I’m looking forward to hearing from my brothers and sisters in Christ that day. Something special often happens when we meet somewhere besides our “usual” location. I don’t know whether people are more comfortable with one another or whether they do not feel the setting is as “formal”. But, when we meet somewhere other than our usual place, people are normally more likely to exhort the group and share what God has been doing in their lives.
If you are near Wrightsville Beach, NC, and if you’d like to get together with us Sunday morning, send me an email (my email address is at the top right of this blog). I’d love to meet you there and get to know you better.
(I have to admit that I’m also looking forward to eating ribs at Sticky Fingers in Wilmington on the way home Sunday evening!)