If church is not fun, what is? Theologically, this is a very serious question, because chances are that we are closest to Godâ€™s grace when we are in church. And if we cannot enjoy Godâ€™s grace, there may not be much left in life for us to enjoy. So, if church is not fun, what is?
Coming from this strain of thought it is only natural that dancing has become a staple in the life of First Reformed Church. Dutch Dancing, Square Dancing, Line Dancing, and even sometimes a bit of liturgical dance â€“ we cherish it all. On April 26th, it was Square Dance, accompanied by an impressive silent auction that the Womenâ€™s Guild had put up in the Randolph Room.
I believe that the pictures speak for themselves; I do not know more eloquent ways of conveying our love of life than sharing pictures with you.
The snapshot of Rod and his cooler, though, is rare. Rod was always carrying heavy burdens, but he did not like to be seen. Most of the time, he kept his mysterious cooler in some side hallway of the church and from time to time people would visit him there, and one could hear a lot of laughter. We pastors assumed that he had engaged in a new form of small groupsâ€™ ministry.