It makes me smile to see all of our Five Oaks SERVE t-shirts on the weekend during service times. Our various volunteers each received a new green SERVE t-shirt over these past few weeks. It's not mandatory to wear the shirts, but it's been great to see a sea of green on the weekend without prompting. I thanked one of our ushers for wearing her shirt this past weekend and she commented back, "Of course, why wouldn't I?" She has pride in her church and how she is serving God and the rest of us as we worship each week. That's the part that makes me smile.
I have a second secret reason why I like seeing people serving in their shirts: the visual impact. When you walk in our doors, you can't help but notice how many people it takes to make our church run smoothly. I am incredibly grateful for all of our Five Oakers who serve during the week and on the weekend faithfully. You make a big difference!
We will have a designated SERVE weekend on June 24/25 when I will ask everyone to wear their shirts to church that weekend. In the meantime, keep rockin' the gear and serving our community!