Around 80 people attended the launch of “Ember,” which was an answer to a lot of sustained prayer over the 40 days prior, and the hard work of the launch team.
As people arrived they made their way through our entrance which was marked by orange Bali flags, and made their way to our foyer underneath a canopy of festive lighting. Here they were met by our great welcoming team who ushered them into the “annex” to hang out and enjoy some light refreshments before the service began. As a young adult walked into our site for the first time, she was overhead saying, “this doesn’t feel like a church at all” (which was a compliment, in case you were wondering). She was saying she felt at home here.
Our worship team did an amazing job leading us, the team on the desk were flawless. In our message we got to explore the story of Jesus turning water into wine. In the “annex” we overhead many conversations about the story of Jesus turning water into wine. That is the goal, after all, as our desire is to introduce people to Jesus in some small way.
After the service, we served buffalo wings, pulled beef sliders, drinks and dessert. The “annex” was full of people engaged in conversation, and our hall was being used by young families and youth who were looking for a game of basketball or something more active after the service. It was somewhere around 10pm that the launch team sat down for a debrief and celebrated what God had just done.
This was just the start. Thank you to everyone who made the special effort to be there for the launch. You are always welcome to come. It is a powerful thing to have a cross generational service of people worshipping God together.
Please continue to get the word out about Ember to any youth and young adults you know, and please be praying for this service.