July 15, 2009

Plucky Critter

Filed under: Churches, Schools, & Nonprofits — lessie @ 2:25 am

This plucky little creature picked up his daddy’s shoe and went exploring Capstone Community Church‘s sanctuary. (Sorry for the grain.) The church is holding services at AmStar Theaters while congregants rennovate the church building on Whitner.

Tracey, a work friend from Connecticut, could make me laugh so hard tears streamed from my eyes. I always snapped to attention when she began a story with, “Brian said…” Brian, her husband, also from Connecticut, acheived cult status in our lunch bunch. Stories involving the sardonic, deaf-in-one-ear, dish-washing, cooking-and-cleaning, athletic, hammer-handy former sailor were always the juciest and most tear-inducing. (I often told her that I wanted to find my own Brian, to which she just rolled her eyes, shaking her head as if I didn’t quite get the stories. 🙂 )

“Brian said,” Tracey began, after explaining how much her two cherished little girls LOVED being involved in the local church. “They have friends from school who go there,” she expounded, “and they like the Wednesday and Sunday night activities.” The tone of her story was incredulous — her girls enjoying this constant church attendance. “If we don’t go, they ask why!” she said with a laugh. “Sunday morning, Sunday night, and Wednesday night. Brian said flat out he wasn’t doing all that,” she said, again laughing. Her children who had picked up Southern accents at school had also picked up this enjoyment of church. “Oh, we went to church up North,” she said. “But not THREE TIMES a week!” We all laughed and nodded.

Three times a week is pretty traditional, but not something every church still follows. Capstone has Sunday service at 10 a.m., and members meet in home groups during the week. Maybe that schedule would have been okay for Brian. 🙂


1 Comment »

  1. Love this. The motion, the stillness. Great shot.

    Comment by Bruce — July 15, 2009 @ 7:53 pm

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