Mark Windle reflects on thankfulness, the students of Pulpit Rock and year three of something called Thursday Serve Day. Students giving a up day every week of their summer to love, play with and bring free lunch to neighborhood kids around Mitchell High school.
I’ve been reflecting on the idea of our bodies giving thanks automatically. That our Creator created us in such a way that is naturally prone to worship Him and give thanks sometimes without us even realizing it. As I move toward this week of Thanksgiving, I can’t help but look back at the last few months and see how my body was constantly giving thanks to the Lord.
There are large refugee camps all over the middle east that have been there for years, filled with Syrian, Iraqi and Palestinian refugees. Pastor Mohammad stepped into this crisis and began launching Lighthouses and we want to help him set up two more in Iraq and Yemen.
What would happen if Pulpit Rock was the most unexpectedly welcoming place in Colorado Springs? Where everyone – regardless of who they are or where they’ve come from – is welcomed in their humanity, their dignity, and their worth?
One of the things we’ve learned through the Christmas Offering is to focus on God’s Kingdom not on the “kingdom of Pulpit Rock.” We have been blown away at what God can accomplish when we stop caring who gets the credit and we just step in and help.
Rachel Bennett shares about how their Halloween Potato Party created space to connect with people in their neighborhood: “We moved into our home almost 2 years ago. Over this time, we have met a few neighbors but haven’t necessarily felt like a community. We wanted to provide an opportunity to bring people together.
The noise of the week and the noise within is deafening, but sitting in those desks, facing each other, we close our eyes, and Jesus calms the “storms”. The room and our hearts are quiet, and it’s in that place, in a public-school classroom, that God has taught me to pray.
We have some super exciting news … we have reached a benchmark with CarePortal. Please stop and take a moment to celebrate with us!
At Pulpit Rock, we believe that one of the most effective ways to change the world is to partner with organizations that are uniquely equipped to help in ways or places we cannot. So we look for organizations we can support in bringing hope, healing and restoration to our broken and hurting world.
13-year-old Megan Wood shares how a recent trip to Haiti changed her understanding of one of Jesus’ miracles and encouraged her in her belief that God will always deliver.