Many of you heard about my mountain biking accident a couple weeks back when Mike Putnam and I went out to enjoy the local trails, but until now I haven't shared video evidence of my biking prowess. Check out the video link below to see a first-person view of a recent ride.
In case you haven't figured it out, this is NOT a video of me. If I ever was to ride like this on a trail like this, you would be holding my funeral and Mike Putnam would be chairing the search committee for your next pastor!
I cannot pass myself off as a skilled mountain biker (and I've never even been to Peru, where this was filmed). But most of us go to the effort of creating an identity for others. Some choose a certain style of clothing, others wear their hair in a particular style, another person will choose to drive a type of vehicle - all in the desire to associate ourselves with a particular image. Some of it is as phony as my video claim to being a mountain biker.
There are others who try to avoid associations in the same way. They'll avoid certain clothing or things that will lump them together with a group. Maybe it's shame of being associated with the group or fear of how others will respond if they knew the truth.
This Sunday, June 8th, we will be talking about identity and the choice to proudly proclaim faith in Jesus through the act of baptism. A number of people will be baptized at the conclusion of our worship celebration - and that will truly be a celebration! In fact, there is still time to be included in the baptisms this Sunday - just email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) or call me (Cell: 206-650-1557 Home: 509-997-0305). It will be a wonderful time - I hope you'll be able to join us.
Family Dinner & A Movie!
Saturday, June 7th 4-7:30 pm
Everyone is invited to a delightful spaghetti dinner, Disney movie and fun discussion. Consider inviting a neighbor family and join us even if you don't have young children. This is a wonderful chance to interact with the children in our congregation and build relationships across the generations.
Contact Mandy Schmekel for more information.
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