Last Sunday, many of you came together after worship to congratulate Katie and I on our impending family addition. Thank you to everyone for your generosity, and especially to those who planned such a lovely event!

It was a beautiful reminder of the family that church can truly be! From the new third floor children's ministry space, to the fellowship being created in our young adult community, to a shared "family" meal at the Sunday Dinners, and the impromptu community that forms around us when we're in need — we rely on one another for support, friendship, comfort, and encouragement. Perhaps it's cliche, but still worth remembering, that the church isn't a building, or an institutional structure, or the clergy. It's people who share their lives with one another and the world because they love and follow Jesus. Thank you for being the church.