Lost in all the craziness of the last week was a beautiful moment we were able to participate in on Sunday (a week ago, which feels like a million years past now). We dedicated Marina at REUNION (our church partner and home church). I’ve always had mixed feelings about these moments, but what I appreciate about it the most is the love shown to us by our community and the reminder (and tangible practice/expression) of the truth that in the church we raise children as a community, not simply as individual parents.

Now for the cute pics:

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Amazingly we are already in October! Marina is almost 3 weeks old, the Giants are in the playoffs, and students are starting to get ready for the first round of midterms. A couple of ministry notes to start off a new month:

  • I am really excited about our Service Weekend (this coming weekend). Essentially, this is our version of a Fall Retreat, but with a twist. We’ll be heading to the Cape Friday night and then back to the city to serve on Saturday.
  • Our groups are growing on campus, new students are getting involved and growing in our communities.
  • REUNION’s attendance has been stellar to start the Fall, a very encouraging sign.
  • I continue to learn how to balance being a dad and not sleeping with college ministry. Every day is an adventure!