It will be interesting to see how patterns develop, and I’m curious to see if there’s going to be a difference between how younger and older people answer. I wonder too, if there is something that ties all of the people at Manchester Community Church together that makes our community unique. What does each person bring to this puzzle we call church?
I’ve begun a project called “Journeys: A portrait of our community of faith” that I’m doing within the church. No matter what I may tell you, my real motivation to do this was to have an excuse to sit and talk to people because I was feeling lonely one week. I’m also hoping that it builds up the community. The premise behind this project is getting people to talk about life, God and the journey that he takes us on.So far, I’ve interviewed two couples, John and Wahnyce Beck and David and Carol Eddy. Both interviews have been encouraging and fascinating. I don’t know if you’re allowed to call it a trend or a theme yet when you’ve only interviewed two sets of people, but I noticed that God’s steadfast love and reading scripture keeps coming up. Not too surprising, coming from Christians.