We must learn to reawaken and keep ourselves awake … by an infinite expectation of the dawn. – Henry David Thoreau
Every once in a while we have to stop and take a deep breath. Life gets filled with a lot of busyness. Other people’s goals and agendas crowd in on us and begin to set our direction. We become distracted and lose sight of where God is calling us.
Outside of our pride and preferences there is the perfect will of God. This Creator God breathed life into us and has uniquely gifted us with talent and passion. These good gifts are given for service to a hurting world. Awake is a sacred season of renewal and discernment, a time for fresh vision, for each of us and for our church together. Each week day we will individually reflect through prayer exercises and journaling. On Saturday I invite you to just rest in God’s presence. On Sundays we will share what we are hearing, share in group activities, brainstorm plans for the future, and worship. Join me in awakening to a new dream, God’s dream for us and our community.
The Purpose of Awake is to create space in our lives to imagine new and innovative ministry without the confines of traditions and bi-laws. This process will help our church listen to God’s Spirit in our midst so that we will know where God is leading us in the near future so that we may make faithful decisions about important questions based on our values, context, and strengths as a congregation.