I'm not usually a fan of cutesy church signs, but in recent weeks, I've started to have us use our outdoor sign more. We had a Homer Simpson-like saying the week we had fresh bread baking in the sanctuary as people walked in. We then used that bread for Communion.
I've been shamelessly trying to plug our Blessing of the Backpacks for the weekend of August 23. It will be a fun way to prayerfully kick off a new school year. On Friday, I called in to a local talk show to mention it during the morning community announcemnt time. Also, on that same Sunday, we will have special guest storyteller Phil Ruge-Jones in our midst to share some creative biblical narrative with us.