Friday, August 26, 2016

MINISTRY OPPORTUNITY NIGHT AT CAIRN UNIVERSITY

What a great night we had.  It was a lot of work getting things together, but finally this morning it all worked out and this evening we were off to Cairn University armed with brochures, notebooks, and a job description for any potential student interns.

Joe always likes to be early unlike his wife who tends to get places just on time or a little late.  We were early tonight.  An hour early.  And that was even stopping at church to get chairs and signs for our table.  To be honest, we left very early because we didn't know how rush hour would be.  And we did sit on I-95 for awhile at one point.

We set up our table in one of the resident halls.  It's a new building and it was VERY nice.  The chairs along the walls were very comfy.  I know because Carolyn and I sat in them knitting through most of the night.  Our table was right under an air conditioning vent and it was cold.  It was warmer sitting against the wall.  And we had time to talk.




After we were there for about 45 minutes Pastor Ralph and Carolyn came in.  It was so great that they came all the way from New York to do this with us.  It helped a lot.

We didn't know what to expect.  We prepared for about 100 students and I think there was double that amount.  I am hoping someone out of all of them would be interested in coming to help us set up a youth ministry.  Or even do some worship music.  Or just come to be a part of our congregation.  At least we got our name out there.  I had bought 100 little notebooks and pens with our names on it to hand out as a give away and they were all gone and more people were coming to the table.





Joe said he was so happy to get the chance to sit with Pastor Ralph and talk to him between people coming to the table.  He said he is enjoying getting to know him and he thinks Pastor Ralph is going to teach him a great deal of things.  He is so looking forward to working with him.  He was talking about the time he spent with him all the way home and all through dinner.

I think it was a really productive evening.  I'm so glad we decided to do this.

Kathy

8 comments:

  1. Your table set-up looks great! The photo of Joe standing behind it looks so welcoming,actually
    approachable. Like he wants to answer any questions.Praying someone will respond.

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    1. Aww thanks, Debbie! Over 200 people thought we were inviting. Thanks for your prayers.

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  2. Great outreach idea and sounds like it was successful. I do hope you get some volunteers because of this!
    Have a great weekend!

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    1. I hope so too. The students get to choose which ministry they want to do and we are starting a youth ministry from scratch!

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  3. Glad you opportunity to reach out to college students. Who knows but someone may show interest eventually. Nice to do giveaway goodies. I'm like you too...a bit on the just on time person or maybe 5 min before. We were at a memorial service last weekend. People showed up half hr after it started. Oh well! Happy weekend!!

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    1. I am seldom late to a memorial service because I think that is very disrespectful. But other things I have a hard time getting up and going. I'm better since I retired because now I am getting enough sleep. Well, most of the time. I sure hope someone is interested in us. There are more ministries than there are students so the kids have their pick of what they would like to do.

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  4. I know that the Lord will bless the efforts that you and Joe put forth for your church. I will pray for someone to come and help you with the youth.

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