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Sunday, March 01, 2009

A little explanation is in order.

A little explanation is in order. I guess. There are advantages and disadvantages to being a church plant that meets in a school. This morning revealed a double whammy in the disadvantage category. While the weather was obviously beautiful and we were certainly concerned about our members who might live on some of the more rural roads around the county, we were forced to cancel our worship gathering because of other reasons. First whammy...we have to make a call early on Sunday morning. Unlike traditional churches with their own building who don't begin till 9 or 9:30, we have to make our call by at least 7 a.m. because of people arriving to begin set up. Even that early call is pushing it for some of our leaders who arrive early.

The second whammy was even more damaging. Since we meet in a school, we're only allowed in when someone else opens the doors for us. Billy, the amazing custodian who serves us on a weekly basis at Poplar Grove and Freedom, called at 6:40 this morning to let me know he was snowed in...over 8 inches down at his place in Southern Williamson County. No Billy means no key. No key means no one can get in. Hence, no worship.

I hope you got the word. Our system is an imperfect one regarding inclement weather notification but it's the only one we have. So, I hope you enjoy your day off. Take time to thank God and worship Him wherever you are and we will gather back together next week for worship as usual. Enjoy your snow day and be refreshed.

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