Woodlawn Vespers Launched In Aliquippa
I just wanted to give you a little update. We had our first service Sunday night for "Woodlawn Vespers" which is what we are calling the outreach to our college students & 20 something's. The format has changed from my initial proposal. Because of feedback I received from our young adults. We are meeting on Sunday nights from 7-8 in the church basement. We have new praise music (those are our musicians in the picture), I do a little talk, then we do a group bible study/discussion. We have snacks, then at about 8:15 we have a Christian "open mike/jam session".
It went really well Sunday. We had 13 out (we thought that was pretty good for our first time). The excitement was really high, a few of the young adults invited their friends who came. We had plenty of help setting up & cleaning up. Just about everyone said they would be back.
The church is supportive, a lot of prayer & interest. Some of The moms decorated the stage, one dad hung the screen so we could project the words. One lady donated some old couches so we could have some comfortable seating, and several have signed up to supply the snacks.
We are using social media to promote Woodlawn vespers. We are on Facebook & twitter. We can also be found @ meetup.com as Aliquippa area young adult bible & praise.
Thanks for your prayers, & helping us get the grant from ABCPAD. --That was the impetus I needed to move from thinking I should do something with our young adults to actually doing it!
Blessings, Rev. Howard Irwin Pastor