Well, The District Church East Side has launched! Thankfully, almost everything went well on Sunday afternoon, and the things that didn’t were manageable — or we just coped with them! Also, we had almost 100 people (including a dozen kids) show up, which was tremendously encouraging and hopefully a sign of things to come!

[Click the pic for a few more photos from Sunday.]

East Side Launch


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5pm tomorrow at Miner Elementary (601 15th St NE)

SO excited! And your thoughts and prayers would be greatly appreciated!

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East Side Launch


It’s pretty exciting to see this community take off, as volunteers begin signing up to help out and join teams, as we talk through who we want to be and what we want to do and what we think God is calling us to as a new District Church community. Moreover, I went to a Miner Elementary event recently and, upon meeting both Principal Bunch and one of the heads of the Parent-Teacher Organization, was struck by how excited they are that we’re going to be there.

So, as we count down, I’d ask for your prayers:

  • For Miner Elementary School as they begin winding down for the school year; they have an event coming up on June 8 that will be a community spring fair, and it will be the first time they’re doing it. We’ll be helping out as well. Please pray for all of the logistics to come together and for people to show up and fellowship together.
  • For the East Side community as we begin weekly gatherings, that we might know unity and we might show hospitality to any that might come into our midst.
  • For me, as it’s been a busy month of preparation and I’m pretty tired. This holiday weekend I’ll be traveling to celebrating the wedding of some dear friends, which I’m looking forward to; but travel is never particularly restful for me, so I’m looking forward to some vacation time in mid-June. Pray for strength to do what needs to be done, for wisdom as I continue to lead, and for rest.

Thanks, friends. More good news coming soon!

P.S. Added more pics to our East Side album on Facebook.