A few months ago I was asked by a charming couple at my church to photograph their wedding. Being the hopeless romantic that I am (aware of their story) I couldn’t say no. When the big day arrived, I had the honor of photographing their wedding and then sharing those photos with their friends and family around the world. I love photography.
The little church I attend has grown a lot since I started attending, but relatively speaking it’s still rather small. Recently, we’ve reached a point where we knew we had to make some elbow-room. We began a capital-campaign about a year ago (maybe more) to start generating funds for a building expansion. This week, we reached a big milestone by officially breaking ground. This is a big step for our little congregation, but one we’re all excited to make a reality.
This has been a busy holiday season, but it hasn’t felt like Christmas until I attended this year’s Christmas Pageant at Friends Church. Over the years I’ve seen the kids of my church (who participate in this event) take on more advanced roles in the story as they grow up. It’s fun to watch them concentrate to remember their lines, giggle, and just have fun in the moment. Their joy and smiles are the best.
My second Thanksgiving celebration of 2011 took place at my church. After a very short, informal Thanksgiving service, everyone partook of a Thanksgiving-potluck-dinner. Keeping with the spirit of this holiday, I must say I’m very thankful for this little church.
October 21, 2011 Friday evening, Ruben and I headed to my church to setup an outdoor projection system. Friends and families gathered at the church to support those who were about to spend the entire night maintaining a huge grill/smoker full of brisket and sausage. The meat was being prepared for the church’s annual BBQ-fundraiser. [...]
March 27, 2011 My little church in College Station isn’t as “little” as it used to be and that’s a good thing. To meet the challenges of a growing congregation, my church of “misfit toys” has decided to embark on a capital campaign to raise enough funds to expand our sanctuary and classroom spaces. It’s [...]
March 26, 2011 Several years ago, I met Tina when she became a viz-student in my department and we became friends. Like most Vizzers, she graduated, and headed West to work in the CG industry. Eventually, she returned to Aggieland, continuing to work as a graphic artist, and met a guy named Scott. On March [...]
March 19, 2011 Sometimes, when you want to get a group of people involved in a worthwhile cause, you need to throw in a dose of competition. That’s what some members of my church did when they wanted to convince the rest of the congregation to build school and/or hygiene kits (that will be distributed [...]