Back to School

cc9It’s in the air…the back to school feel of everything.  The smell of crayons in the stores, the shorter days, the cooler evenings.  It’s a time of restructuring and starting anew, a change of seasons.

When our children were young, back to school meant back to bedtimes, back to structure, back to the daily routines which helped order our world.  Summer vacation was the opposite: less routine and more spontaneity.  A change of seasons represents growth as a family.  We turn a corner and move into a new phase.

The staff, congregation and Dr. Lewis have enjoyed a summer of “seeing anew.”  As a staff, we have been learning from our interim leadership, flexing as we do things differently, and looking at our strengths independently and as a team.  We’ve experienced growth and change.

I’ve seen so many positive efforts at FBC over the summer:back-to-school-art-3

  • An energizing family/congregational retreat on “Seeing Anew”
  • A successful Building Blocks for Growth Campaign for FBC’s Beginnings Preschool
  • New sports (volleyball, fall basketball and fall baseball) for FBA and a new patio under construction
  • A positive forum series on Family Systems
  • A collaborative effort within the community to support our Nora Neighbors through Clothes and Crayons for Kids
  • The Youth Group Photo Garden Project with the youth exploring photography and “seeing anew”
  • And more…

I invite you to look inside and outside at FBC for evidence of “seeing anew” and how you have grown as the season changes!

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