Rainy Day Weekend Update


We’re only a few days into Fall and we’re already having our first rainy day.  Hopefully this is a sign of things to come this year.  We could sure use the rain.  In honor of this first rainy day of the season I thought I’d include a nice rainy day photo (click on the image to enlarge it).  Hope you enjoy it!
Friday Night
Friday night we had a going away grilling party for some friends.  We had some amazing food.  The highlights for me were the carne asada Erin and I bought from a local market, and the mexican corn a friend made.
Saturday
Saturday morning Erin and I relaxed around the house.  I know I say this a lot, but it’s nice when we have the time to relax.  
Saturday evening we had Grace Cafe at church.  It was amazing.  For the first time we had two full, real, rock bands perform.  They brought in a ton of equipment and a lot of people.  I would say it was probably the best attended Grace Cafe yet.  I really enjoyed myself.  I wish we had the energy and resources to have these events more often. 
Sunday
Sunday morning we had a small Teen Bible Class, so we talked and shared with each other things that were on our minds.   I always have a good time when we just sit and visit.  I hope it was good for everyone else too.
Church was really full on Sunday.  We seem to be getting a lot of visitors these days, which is great.  I think things are finally starting to gel with the new leadership and members.  It’s exciting to see the change.
Immediately following church we had our last Youth and Family Small Group meeting.  After many hours of prayer and consideration we’ve decided to call it quits for that small group.  I think it’ll be best for everyone. Hopefully this time apart will encourage the members of the group to become involved in other groups and other ways. 
After group let out, Erin and I spent the rest of the afternoon, in one way or another, working on a fundraiser for AWP (Associated Women for Pepperdine).  Every year, the Glendale Chapter of AWP sells goodie bags for the freshman class. It’s a good way to raise money for scholarships, which is the main focus of AWP. 
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