Hello friends . . . grace and peace,
“Let us not give up the habit of meeting together, as some are doing.
Instead, let us encourage one another all the more,
since you see that the Day of the Lord is coming nearer.”
Here at The STYG, we take community pretty seriously. In fact, it’s the most important thing. Yes, the most important. Wait, isn’t GOD supposed to be the most important thing? Yes. That’s exactly what we said. The two are interchangeable. You can’t have God without community and you can’t have community without God. God IS Community. Community IS God. God creates, God redeems, God sustains. Creator, Redeemer, Sustainer. Father, Son, Spirit. Those three parts of God are in constant relationship with one another. They are always in communion. They are a community. So much so that the Orthodox Church uses the word “perichoresis” to describe God in this way. The word literally means “circle dance”.
And so, instead of stopping what we’re doing, and taking a break from community, here at The STYG, we press forward. Yeah, we know it’s Summer Time but that doesn’t mean you have less time to be a part of what we’re doing. In fact, odds are, you’ve got MORE time! There’s no homework. No classes. Heck, you might find yourself saying, “I’m bored” at least once this Summer. So, come and see all the things going on! Seriously, there are Pool Parties, and Bonfires, and Great America, a Summer Camp, and our Mission Trip, and Laser Tag, and Go-Karts, and Root Beer Floats, and BBQs, and Water Games, Concerts, and lots more! Check out all the menus above to see what’s going on…
The bottom line is . . . we’re not stopping just ‘cuz summer is here. Yeah, we’ll do things a little differently and in different locations. But we believe community is necessary. And so, we’ll continue to gather students together in order to practice, learn, and grow in the Way of Jesus.