Rally Day Provides “A Seat at the Table”

Vacations are over.  Buses are back on the road.  School is back in session.   Our schedules, if not the weather, say it’s fall.
While Labor Day marks the end of summer for many, at UMCL, Rally Day marks the end of summer and the beginning of fall.   For the church, Rally Day is both a celebration of the end of the summer and a kick off for our fall programs.  It is a wonderful time to re-gather as a community after our crazy summers.

This year, Rally Day is Sunday, August 26, and will be marked by a special, high-energy worship service led by our Youth at 10am.  They will present special music and report on their experiences at Jr. Hi Camp and at the Sr. Hi Mission Trip.  They will challenge and encourage us. Youth Pastor Gonzalo Santillan will share the message, “A Seat at the Table.”

The service will be followed by a time of fun and fellowship.  There will be bean bag competitions, bounce houses, a picture booth and activities galore for children, youth and adults.

There will also be an opportunity to sign up for our fall all-church study, based on the New York Times Bestseller, “One Month to Live.”  Books will be available to purchase in the Community Room, as well as a list of small groups sharing in the study.

And, there will also be food! A potluck will follow the games and sign-ups.  If your last name begins with A-N, please bring a side dish to share.  If you name begins with O-Z, please bring a dessert to share.  Meat will be provided.

All are welcome!  There’s a seat at the table for you.  It’s not about age or whether you are married or have kids.  There’s a seat for you.  At Rally Day, the Youth will remind us that being a disciple of Jesus doesn’t have an age restriction – young or old.  Some may look at the youth and think they are great to help set up tables and chairs.  But our youth have more to offer than that.  Others may hear a call for volunteers and say to themselves, “I’m too old for that.  I’ve done my time.”  But being a servant doesn’t come with an expiration date.

No matter who you are, there’s a seat at the table for you. 

Join us on Rally Day, August 26, at 10am.