Outside the Box
I know that the term "thinking outside the box" is overused. But if within church circles, we think of the box as the church building in which we worship, then two ministries in our diocese (at least two anyway) qualify as worshipping outside the box.
One of the coolest ministries in the Episcopal Diocese of Georgia is Worship on the Water. The fine folks at Christ Episcopal Church in Cordele put on an Episcopal communion service at The Resort Dock on Lake Blackshear from Memorial Day Sunday through Labor Day Sunday at 9 a.m.. The congregation comes in by boat, by jet ski, by foot and by car to worship alongside the dock of the Resort. The Rev. Bill Stewart is the innovative priest with the hard working congregation that puts on the worship.
It has been highly successful and a lot of fun for all involved. The website for that ministry is now online at: www.worshiponthewater.org.
Between this very innovative worship service and the new mission in Sylvania that the Rev. Steve Rice is undertaking from St. Michael's in Waynesboro, I am challenged by the ways my fellow priests are finding to reach out to their communities. I know that there is a way in which the Episcopal Church can reach people with the Good News of Jesus Christ, who might otherwise not get connected to God. I am thankful for these folks being faithful to God's leading them outside the box.
The Rev. Frank Logue, Pastor
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