Rustlings (September 21, 2015)

We changed its name numerous times. Some of you will recognize all of these, and some will be too young to remember any: Baptist Young People’s Union (BYPU), Training Union, Church Training and Discipleship Training, just to name a few. It’s what Baptists have historically called their Sunday evening programming. In recent years – recent decades – the increasing busyness of life renewed our need for and attentiveness to Sabbath. Sunday evenings have become a time for rest and family… as they should be.
First Baptist Greenville, however, has planned a series of events for the Sunday evenings in October and early November. There will be no lectures or studying… just restful, fun times for your family and the church family. On Sunday evening, October 4, we will celebrate the Blessing of the Pets at our Labyrinth. If you were here last year, you know what fun this will be. On October 11, we will gather for our Annual Church Picnic. On October 18, we will gather at NOMA square (the downtown Hyatt) and walk to Lula Whilden’s grave at Springwood Cemetery. We’re calling it Gather at the Grave! We will toast our personal missionary pioneer and then walk back up to downtown Greenville to enjoy food and drinks with our church family at the restaurants of our choosing. On October 25, we will participate in a Mission Walk together. And finally, on Sunday evening, November 1, we will hold our Second Annual Lulapalooza Texas Hold’em Tournament for Missions. Last year we raised more than $8,000 in three hours. This year, we want to raise more than $10,000! Click here to register as a player or spectator.
Don’t get worried. We’re not bringing back BYPU, TU, CT or DT as a year round weekly program. We’re just getting together for some wonderful and meaningful fun on a few Fall Sunday evenings. I hope you’ll join us…

— Jim