The Fall is here! Well, the temperatures are still in the 90s, and we have a few more weeks until the autumnal equinox… but in our spirits and our schedules, the Fall is here! EYC, Catechesis, choir, Wednesday Night Suppers, Children’s Choir, Chapel Young Adults, Sunday School for all ages, and football have all kicked off once again, which means the church is like an ant bed that has been kicked. There is much activity. There is much to do. And most of this activity and buzzing about is because of what happens the first Saturday in October… Day in the Country!
DITC is around the corner. This will be my fifth one since coming to the Chapel of the Cross in 2015, and if I’m going to be truthful, it is the one I am most excited about. I know you are asking yourself, “Why, Will? Why is this Day in the Country the most exciting for you? Is it because it is the 40thyear?”
Well, 40 is a big number, but that is only part of the reason. I am excited about this year because of our chairs, Meredith and Brett Bailess, and our co-chairs, and Lauren and Russell Bain. They are members of C’YA (Chapel Young Adults), which has been around for almost four years now. The Holy Spirit is moving at the Chapel of the Cross and one way to vividly see it is in the many ways our young adults are present in the life of our community. You can find our young adults singing in the choir, slinging the chalice on Sundays, reading the lessons, arranging flowers with the flower guild, setting the altar with the altar guild, ushering at services, teaching catechesis, teaching our senior high class, leading children’s choir, directing weddings, and now chairing and co-chairing Day in the Country!
The torch is slowly being passed to the next generation of people who love to serve the Lord and who love and care about the Chapel of the Cross. It is an exciting time and we want you to be a part of it. Get involved. Help out. Ask questions. Talk to our chairs and co-chairs. Share the Day in the Country event on Facebook. Invite your neighbors and friends. Shout from the rooftops that this is our fortieth year and it will be our best yet!