Monday, September 17, 2012

Connection Church Denver - Joli Women's Ministry Fundraiser...


We are a part of a phenomenal launch team (the 14 or so of us who are working together to make Connection Church happen)...

It's exciting to see the people who are dedicated to making this church a reality.

Each Sunday is a marathon kind of day. Early morning...hard work carrying in, setting up, meeting people, smiling a lot, taking care of things while church is happening, and then tearing down...

It's just a long day. But it's great that everyone pitches in...and really goes above and beyond...

Yesterday, once the nursery was finished being set up, there were ladies helping set up the cafe area...and everything was taken care of like that. We were set up a lot faster than we thought we would be...and as we get more and more used to it...it will go even faster. 

There are point people for certain areas, and it's that person's responsibility to make sure everything is done correctly, but they are not on their own to make it happen. That's a good thing. We really are in this together. No one has this mentality of "well, I'm finished with my part...now I can just wait for church to start..." 

It really is a great team to be a part of.

And we are blessed with a phenomenal set up. There are churches who have existed for a long time and still don't have the media/sound/lighting/kids' church set up that we have...and that is because we are under Crossroads Church in Lafayette, LA, and they set us up for success with these things...which is a HUGE HUGE HUGE blessing...

One of the things I'm getting to lead is the women's ministry here. I'm really excited about that...getting to provide women in this area with opportunities for fun, fellowship, and a way to build relationships with each other. I'm believing for strong friendships to happen through this ministry...I'm praying for it even now...

Our first event is coming up next week. We're going to Arts on Fire - which is where you can pick out a pottery piece to paint, and after you paint it, they fire it up for you to take home...

I'm really looking forward to it!!! We are renting the back room, providing snacks, and the ladies will just pay for their own pottery pieces. It is going to be a lot of fun!!!

I'm currently hosting a Pampered Chef online/catalog "show" as a fundraiser for our Joli Women's Ministry here at Connection Church. Instead of earning free products from the show as the host, I'll be able to receive a cash donation for Joli from my consultant, Darlene Chatham.


If you are interested in shopping for great gifts for others or products for yourself as well as helping me donate to a great ministry, you can check out the website here. Once you are on the website, click "shop online," and you will be taken to a page where you can then enter Bri Blakney as the host. Any orders are appreciated!!!!

I'm really excited about how this ministry is going to grow!!! And I'm really looking forward to meeting new ladies in the area and sharing our journey of faith together...

this is a wonderful adventure to be a part of...


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    1. thanks Daphne!! That really means a lot to me!

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  2. Yup, you guessed it... you ARE a no-reply blogger. ;) This tutorial explains a little better how to fix that: http://www.pleasant-home.com/2010/12/so-exciting-less-no-reply-bloggers.html

    Anyway, I was going to say that I'd definitely be okay with you sharing my story. I've been a Christian since I was 4, but it's once I became an adult that I've truly thought about what I needed in a church. It's definitely a process that I pray about as well. But yeah, one thing I notice in a lot of churches (especially larger ones, for some reason) is that they try really hard to seem cool - they have a lot of flashy programs and loud music and whatnot. And while there's nothing wrong with those things in particular, I'd much rather have Bible teaching and authentic relationships with God and with those in the church (in fact, a lot of times, it's the traditional format that is more attractive to me), but more important than formats any day is friendliness and authenticity. I think churches think they need to "attract" young people to church, when in reality it's their gimmicky-ness that is helping to drive them away.

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