May Day or Mayday?
My son was in early grade school. They were instructed to make a May basket out of construction paper. Tony did well, making a yellow basket with well cut blades of green paper. The handle was sturdy. However, connected to the handle was an airplane in a downward trajectory into the basket. Tony thought he would have a dual meaning to the word May Day and make it also mean "mayday" as in when a pilot is in trouble. I still have that creative piece of art and can't help but smile thinking of how smart my son is. OK, you may call it what you want, I call it creative and intelligent.
We are into May and have also hosted 14 services at the Sarpy Campus. Thankfully, we are not saying "mayday, mayday" but we are celebrating May Day here in Bellevue! Thursday I gave an update to the CCC staff on what is happening at the Sarpy Campus. It was fun to talk about how we are involved helping with a graduation carnival at Lewis and Clark Middle School, how we are painting tables at Haworth Park for the City of Bellevue, and how we are having on May 18th a Bikers, Blues and BBQ after church on Sunday, to name a few.
More importantly we are seeing people investigate what it means to be a follower of Jesus along with many adults joining Journey groups. We are also seeing great excitement in Children's Ministry with Back Yard Bible Clubs for the month of June.
Robb Bell in his book "Velvet Elvis" states: "The church is at it's best when it gives itself away." He goes on to say, "God chooses people to be used to bless other people." Later in the chapter he makes an interesting observation. "For Jesus, everything is upbside down. The best and greatest and most important are the ones who humble themselves, set their needs and desires aside, and selflessly serve others. The church doesn't exist for itself; it exists to serve the world. It's about all the people God wants to bless through the church."
I'm thankful for both campuses of Christ Community Church passionately pursing to be a church Rob Bell described.