Out of Touch? What do you think…

Posted: June 16, 2012 by Ty in Musings
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Today in the NE of Calgary, was the Village Fair, a free family event at the Village Square Leisure Centre that included performances by community arts groups, games for the kids, local agencies and businesses booths, and craft tables.

It was a fun time, in spite of the hiccups of those in wheel chairs needing to track down facility staff to access the arena level where the majority of stuff was happening, and then again to re-access the top level… a simple solution would have been to have the doors necessary for easy flow of all traffic types unlocked or propped open.

So VSLC out of touch?

Then though, while this was going on in the holy cul de sac, a church was actually having a craft sale & business fair (Prince of Faith Lutheran Church)… hmmm… let’s see a building designed to be the town centre of the Properties (Rundle, Pineridge, Whitehorn and Temple) hosting a huge Village Fair… and then a little church duplicating the offerings…

What IF the church actually showed they were engaged with their local community and had merged their event and had tables at the Village Fair? (Please note: Robert McClure United Church was actually at the fair with a table, but they could’ve event taken it a step further by staffing with volunteers, which they might have I am not sure).

So is the church Out of Touch?

Hmmm…just ponderings that struck me today in my neighbourhood as we start to unpack what it means for the Christianities to survive, thrive and reform in this new era we exist in.


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