Kristin Taylor, Connections Director
Hi I’m Kristin, and I wanted to share about our upcoming Homecoming celebration on Sunday, September 26! The spirit of our Homecoming Sunday is built around the Texas homecoming tradition where people come back home to a school or a place they have not seen in a while. So it’s fall, it’s the season for Friday Night Lights and outrageously huge mums, and we though it would be fun to play off that idea! We’ll be catering Babe’s chicken and enjoying each other’s company at lunch. And after lunch, the balletfoundation will be performing their 20 minute performance entitled “In God I Trust.”
We wanted to gather as a church for fun and fellowship, and we thought it would be a great opportunity to invite those who maybe haven’t been in church for a while to come back, because we miss them, and we want to see them. It’s also a great opportunity to invite neighbors or friends who haven’t tried church recently. And it’s a great opportunity to also extend an invitation to guests who maybe visited FMC pre-COVID and might still be looking for a church home and a place to connect with community.
We’ve had some really great all church lunch gatherings in the past, often when staff are coming or going. There’s just a lot of energy and excitement when we’re all together, and we wanted to recreate that since it’s been quite a while since we’ve been able to do that.
Our church has hosted several of the balletfoundation for the XXI century’s weekend performances over the past year, and their Contemporary Ballet Festival will be happening that Friday and Saturday. They wanted to gift a performance to our church, so after lunch, around 12:30, they will perform “In God I Trust,” a piece set to the Arensky Variations interspersed with verses from the Psalms. When we realized the timing, it was a perfect opportunity to just gather and enjoy each other’s company and hopefully see some people we haven’t seen in a long time!