The Family Life Committee asks, “Who is our Family?”
The simple answer is, everyone! At Maxwell Street, we consider our church family to be everyone from the newest born to the oldest, whether you are single or in a relationship, parenting, care-giving, working, or retired. Whether we have known each other for decades, we are just getting to know each other, or we are strangers, if you are here at Maxwell Street or even if you have moved away, you are family. What does it mean to be a part of a Christian community that considers all it knows and meets as family? It means everyone belongs, is wanted, and is loved. It means we work to know one another better as we grow, and work to stay together as the world around us changes. We do this through spending time together and serving alongside one another.
The Family Life Committee is committed to providing good programs for children, youth, and their families AND providing intergenerational events and volunteer opportunities that everyone in the congregation is welcome to participate in. One of the gifts of the church is that different generations come together, like within a family. From now on, if you see an event labeled “Family Life,” you are welcome to come, whoever you are. We hope you will take advantage of Family Life events as opportunities to build new relationships with all the different aged and background people of Maxwell Street. We hope to see you soon at a Family Life event!
UPCOMING FAMILY LIFE EVENTS:
October 13: Congregational Picnic
Join us for some good ole fashioned fan after worship on October 13 at Woodland Park. Bring sides, drinks, desserts to share. Main dish and water bottles will be provided.
November 24: Thanksgiving Meal & Annual Meeting
Join us for our traditional Thanksgiving Meal on Sunday, November 24 after worship as we celebrate our church family Thanksgiving. We’ll have the basics (turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes, green beans, rolls). Feel free to bring sides, salads and desserts.