Taking a Trip to the Past
“God made the moon for the seasons, and the sun too, which knows when to set.” Psalm 104:19
Earlier this month, the LOGOS board met to plan and prepare for our 20th year of LOGOS at Sun Prairie United Methodist Church. We started our time together by taking a trip back to the first year of LOGOS. Our church is very lucky. Our Director of Connecting Ministries, Deb Mulhern, who was the LOGOS Director for the first 17 years of this ministry, has kept such detailed records that we can look back at those first year and see just how much this ministry as grown.
We were blessed to read the names of those first leaders and to scroll through the first roster from that year. We saw names of families that are still connected to our church and to this ministry as well as names of young people who have gone on to be active in other communities and churches.
I think it is important for us to pause and take time to reflect on the past. The stories of who we were are the foundation of what we have and will become. LOGOS does look different today than it did 20 years ago but at the core remains two very important goals.
LOGOS then and now is about two things:
1.Each person growing their relationship with God regardless of their age.
2.Old and young growing relationships with each other in a faith community.
During Deb’s last year of serving as the Director of the LOGOS ministry I was blessed to serve as the Assistant Director. I learned so much in that year from Deb and from the families who were and are a part of this Wednesday night ministry. There is one thing that has stuck with me as I have taken on this leadership role in the life of our church. LOGOS is about living into the idea that it takes a village to raise a child in faith.
We will begin our LOGOS year in just a little over a week on Wednesday, October 4th. This year our students will explore God and their relationships with others as we travel through time. This is a theme that seems appropriate to match our special birthday.
I want to encourage each of you to pray for our LOGOS students and leaders as they return to our Wednesday night routine. This just one way for you to be part of our village. I also want to let you know we are still looking for about 30 older youth and adults to round out our Wednesday night ministry team. If you would like to learn more about being part of our LOGOS village and about our time traveling year to the past please email me or stop me in church. I love to chat about LOGOS.