hello, friends! grab a cup of coffee & sit down with me for a bit. i want to chat with you about something that is dear to my heart & part of my life that sometimes goes unshared.
i first want to begin by sharing my intentional choice to rarely speak openly about my faith & personal beliefs. i do this not because it isn't a huge part of my life, but because i firmly believe this is an inclusive space where we can all learn & grow from one another.
often times i feel like we get so caught up in the details of other's personal beliefs that we unintentionally build walls to separate us from the "other." friends, i want to break down those walls! let's use this space to encourage one another along our own unique journeys & live out the truth that ultimately, love wins.
now that i've gotten all jesus on ya, i wan't to share some big news - our little church is moving to a new home!
you & i both know that church isn't a building; it's the people.
it's the people that sit down with you, love you through your ugliest, encourage & stretch you.
these are the very people who have become our friends, our mentors, our family & our tribe. i get all weepy just thinking about the mad love i have for this crazy bunch!
these are the people i share coffee & cinnamon rolls with every thursday morning.
these are the people who let us steal their amazing kiddos for cheesy fries & christmas lights!
these are the people who lay down their to do lists & stop everything that they're doing to help me with my little business when i am a helpless puddle of stress.
& although church isn't a building, a building is where these people whom i dearly love gather.
almost two years ago, we lost our church building & we've been adamantly searching for another meeting space since. after a long & extensive search for a new place to meet, we finally found a new church home! and on easter sunday, we're going to celebrate by having our first worship gathering in our new space!
simply put, we're no mega church & there's a lot of work to be done.
with a shoe string budget, we need to literally raise the roof. we also hope to install a small kitchen & we must tear down walls to make the space more functional. we will also create an inspiring space for our littles to gather & our plan is to decorate with secondhand finds to make the space a little more inviting.
can you help make this happen? can you help us grow?
can you chip in $5, $10 or $15 to help us cover labor, supplies & equipment for our new gathering space?
thank you so much, dear friends! every dollar really does add up!
& just a heads up - 15% of my shop proceeds in february will go to our church fundraiser. mark your calendars for february 19th when my shop will reopen with some cute goods just in time for spring!