Not too long ago, I seemed to have time to blog. But somewhere in the midst of the Fall, the ability to find time to write has gone.
Fall is the busiest time in the life of the church. Although we may talk about a year round faith, the reality exists in most “traditional” churches that the school calendar rules with more of an iron fist than the church year. Thus, it seems like the Fall is full of new beginnings — new classes, new programs, etc. For my church, the Fall represents the time when the annual Fall Fair happens (it’s our 16th this year). This Fall Fair raises a bunch of money, much of which goes toward outreach projects, and becomes the focus of much energy in late August and September. If you are in town, you need to come over to the church this Saturday (Oct. 2) from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. and check it out.
Jay Voorhees is a pastor, writer, and community activist located in Nashville, TN. Jay currently is the pastor of the City Road Chapel United Methodist Church in Madison, TN, and is engaged in helping to connect others to the example and teaching of Jesus Christ and to take seriously Christ’s call to love our neighbors in radical ways.
Jay is the co-founder of The MethoBlog, a site that aggregates the writings of Methodist-related bloggers throughout the world, and is the former managing editor of The United Methodist Reporter. Jay has been involved in the United Methodist Church at both the local and national level since 1988. Jay is also the owner of Only Wonder Media, a boutique book and media publisher.
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