I love when I am able to witness scripture being lived out. One verse I have seen in action is 1 Thessalonians 5:11, “Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.” This verse comes to life here at Christ Church. On Sunday mornings, I overhear kind and encouraging words throughout this building from the moment someone walks in the doors.
Recently, I was able to see firsthand the encouragement Buchanan staff receives from their partnership with Christ Church. Since December, I have been at Buchanan 12-14 hours a week as an AmeriCorps volunteer. My focus is on attendance specifically students who are chronically absent. When I am not meeting with students, I am at the front desk in the office. So I have been blessed to get to know some of the students, parents and staff connected with Buchanan School.
May 7th-11th was Staff Appreciation Week, so Christ Church went all out to let the Buchanan Staff know that they are great! During that week staff enjoyed a taco bar, donuts, coffee from their new Keurig machine (theirs's had been broken since the fall), candy, pens, highlighters, lotion, and a delicious BBQ lunch provided by the UMW (United Methodist Women)
Buchanan Staff is very appreciative of Christ Church. Here are some of the thank you notes we have received:
I want to take the time to thank you, Christ Church for this wonderful partnership with Buchanan. God had an awesome plan when he created this connection years ago.
I also want to remind you that each one of us can live out I Thessalonians 5:11 everywhere we go. This world needs encouragement and people need to be built up. Wonderful people of God, continue to Revive the World, just as in fact you are doing. Pastor Helen