When I was an Art Major in college I was encouraged to accept the role as Student Representative to the Chicago Museum of Contemporary Art. I was told that it would be a good thing to have on my resume and wasn't a huge commitment. In typical Jeff fashion, I shrugged my shoulders and said, "Okay."
I went down to the MCA Chicago and gave them whatever info they needed to make me the official student rep to North Park College. While there, I wandered around through the museum to see what exactly I was representing. I remember they had a Chuck Close exhibit of his gigantic, photo-realistic drawings of faces. Very impressive! There was also a series of ceramic pots. Nothing particularly of interest in either their design or arrangement. I have no idea what the artist was trying to convey, but I got the message, "I suckered a bunch of people into believing I've created some contemporary art by placing a series of ceramic pots in a row."
I don't believe I returned to the MCA Chicago nor do I believe I did anything to encourage other students to go. I was the world's least effective student representative - kind of an undercover representative who kept my role a secret. Of course, I probably listed it on my resume for some art-related job. After all, it sounds good.
Did you know that you're a representative, too? In fact everyone who has accepted Christ is a representative of him to everyone we encounter. Even when we aren't trying to represent Jesus, we still are. Kind of a scarey thought! I think that explains why there are some bad opinions out there about Jesus and his followers.
This Sunday, May 7th, we'll continue our journey with the prophet Jonah through the last part of chapter 1. I hope you'll be able to join us as we think about our role as his representatives to others.
Cinco de Mayo
Join us for an all-church fiesta this Friday night, May 5th!
Starting at 6:00 PM we'll be sharing in a wonderful South-of-the-Border potluck meal featuring some delicious dishes whipped up by Suellen White and her crew - plus the salads, sides, or desserts you contribute!
Then we'll have piñatas for the kids and a bunch of crazy games courtesy of Pastor Jeff. Lots of laughter is guaranteed! See you there!
Crisis Fund Offering
We've had a number of people in need over the past few months and our Crisis Fund is now in need of replenishing. This Sunday we'll have a basket collecting donations which will then be used to help those within our congregation and community who find themselves in financial need. You can make a check out to "CCC" and place it or cash into the basket following the worship service or drop it off/mail it to the church with a designation that it should be applied to the Crisis Fund. Thank you for enabling us to share the love of Jesus in a practical way.
Thoughts about living as a Jesus follower and life at Community Covenant Church