Sundays At Creekside Cottage: Making A Place For Fellowship
In years past most of our Sundays were taken up with families from church coming over to spend the afternoon. Now, we only have three families with kids/young adults still at home. Most people are older with adult children, most of whom are married and on their own now. One family does come over occasionally (they have a boy Kyle's age), and the other family just the young adults come over. Tim and I are in the unique position of having kids still at home, while having married kids and grandkids.
Its been an adjustment, but we really enjoy having these young adults at our house every week. Some weeks they go hiking, or they do Bible study together, but at some point they always end up at our house.
There's always food involved, games or a movie or both, and lots of laughing. The main thing I like is that they are building community together. They've taken mutual interests and choose to spend this time together.
We miss the other families who used to attend our church, and we work to make time to get together with them, because we spent years building community with them. They are still some of our dearest friends, and though they chose for various reasons to find a different church home, they're family, and always will be.
I'm excited for my young adults to have these kinds of relationships being built. It is a blessing to know that they have these friends.
I said to Tim and the girls last night, that it makes me happy to know that in years to come, they will all have memories of these happy times at our cottage. That they knew they were welcomed and that there was a place for them.