Wednesday, January 07, 2015

Snow Days

I learned this afternoon that the lucky Loudoun County Public school students will get another day off tomorrow. That's three days in a row!

The school closings reminded me to remind you how to navigate the possibility of the church building closing on Sunday morning.

What should you know if it is snowing on Sunday (especially when you are scheduled to serve):
  • First, we don't cancel Sunday services very often, and almost never for snow alone, so you should assume we're planning to gather if you haven't heard otherwise.
  • Unless the circumstances are quite extreme, the decision for cancellation will not be made until Sunday morning. Please be patient, and avoid calling on Saturday to see if there is an early decision.
  • That being said, a decision will be made no later than 7:00am on Sunday morning.
  • Regardless of when the decision is made, the cancellation will be posted on the front page of the church website immediately. Check there first.
  • If you've lost power, and you have access to an old touch-tone phone, any cancellation notice will be on the church voicemail at 301-869-2800.
  • Also, when I learn of any decision, I will send emails and make phone calls to ensure positive contact with everyone I possibly can.
Finally, and maybe most importantly, even if the Sunday service is not cancelled, please do not attempt to get here if you feel at risk. We don't want anyone getting hurt, stuck in the snow, or in a car accident. Just let me know if you honestly don't think you make it in.

Enjoy the snow!

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

On Church Tech Leaders Network: Synchronizing Vision

I wrote a brief article for Church Tech Leaders Network on aligning our Production Teams' vision with the vision of our our church: Synchronizing Vision.

Friday, March 08, 2013

Saturday, December 15, 2012

December Updates

Before we get too much further into the month, I have a few team updates for the month of December.

Week 2 Team - You Serve on December 30

Week 2 Team, please don't forget that you are up to cover the 5th Sunday of the month, December 30. So far, no one has said they are going to be unavailable. If you are gone that weekend, please let us know now by declining in Planning Center and ask around for a sub even today.

New Team Members

I have three new team members I want to introduce to you:
  • Paula has joined the Week 1 Discovery Land Sound Team.
  • Solomon is serving with the Week 2 Discovery Land Sound Team.
  • Jimmy is jumping in on Week 2 Auditorium Video Team running lyrics.
Make sure to introduce yourself and welcome them to the team when you see them around.

People Who Are Moving On to Serve in Other Ways

Finally, A few people are wrapping up their time of service on the production teams this month:

  • Rachel has completed her time as a lyric operator and is focusing on reaching students in the public schools with the gospel. She is interning with the youth ministry for the next year. Please pray for evangelism opportunities and for God's Spirit to change lives.
  • Liana is moving to Alaska for a while to serve family members who live there. She has been a wonderful part of the week 2 sound crew for almost two years. Before that she served on the video team as well.
  • Rob is going to shift his focus from sound to music for the spring, likely working with his family on the youth musical this year. He has been serving the children in Discovery Land Sound since 2008, though he has been involved in the sound crew in various ways even before that. He's served at 10:31 Meetings, youth musicals, and conferences. He's also been faithful to bring very helpful suggestions for improvement for the team. Thanks, Rob, for everything you've done. May God bless your next season of service!
When you see these friends around, please take a moment to thank them for their teamwork and sacrificial serving!