ORANGE TIP: Connecting…
Connection is something I think we all crave – we want to be known and loved by others. Over the last few months I have certainly felt disconnected from people and our church family, and it has been really hard! Maybe some of you have experienced this too, especially initially as the whole world felt like it was shutting down.
Even now as we start to do more things together physically and once we return to services eventually, we will still have to connect in a different way than we did before. We will have to remain socially distanced from one another even as we meet – which will be strange and hard I think! Church for me has always involved hugs, handshakes and high fives as I greet people! So how do we remain connected physically when we probably shouldn’t embrace each other as we once did? I’m not entirely sure!
But I do think that in a lot of ways God is prompting us to be more creative in how we connect with one another. Maybe we won’t be hugging one another, maybe instead we’ll check in on each other and how we’re really going. Maybe we’ll check in with one another during the week as well as on Sundays. Maybe we’ll have coffee together in the park more. I don’t know for sure what connection will look like in our new normal. But let’s take the opportunities we see in front of us to connect with one another in a deep way.
We are a family. If we want to connect deeply we need to share in all the real, messy, hard and wonderful parts of life together. I think this will be hard, but I also think it will lead to true connection and community.
What is ‘Orange’? Orange is a visual reminder that to help our kids follow Jesus the church and families need to work together.
If RED represents the love and heart of families for their kids… And YELLOW represents the light that the church should be in the world… Then ORANGE is when we come together, work together and guide our children together.
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