The coolest thing happened…
A month before the competition, my friends–owners of Pacific Bay and hosts of this years event–got in touch with us. Knowing that the championship would take a lot of work by a lot of people and realizing that they were short handed–they called Open Door.
Why did they call us? Six reasons: 1. We’ve become dear friends over the past four years. 2. We just keep being a presence in their shop. 3. They trust us. 4. They know that when there is a need, our community responds. 5. We put them at ease when we’re around (a direct quote). 6. There’s just something about us (another direct quote).
A local organization had a need, so they called the church!
We answered the call, many of us living Jesus’ Story all weekend in one of the more interesting sub-cultures–specialty coffee. Not only did we get to live, serve, and love well, we had a great time and learned a lot about coffee.
My heart is full–I think we experienced what it means to be the church this weekend.