Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Real Church Presents...Night Light

Last Saturday there were search lights in Hamtramck, Mich. and they didn't come from one of the many bars. Those raging beams of light were pointing people toward Real Church.

Hamtramck is one of the most ethnically diverse cities I've been to. It originally started off as a Polish immigrant town but now as you ride down the street you'll see blacks, whites, Indian-Americans, Arab-Americans and a nice blend of people from various Eastern European countries (i.e. Bosnia & Armenia). And Real Church reaches out to all those people. Our church represents the community it surrounds. It's so cool to look around the sanctuary and see people of all types of skin colors praising Jesus. It's a nice reminder of how Heaven will be.

Night Light is our new coffee-house like service that meets on Saturday nights at 8 p.m. The atmosphere is pretty laid-back, there's original artwork on the walls and there's plenty of candles to give it a thought-provoking vibe.

Opening night went great! I had a table set-up for my Faith & Social Justice Meet-Up, which is basically me bringing Think Virtue! to life in an off-line kind of way. So if you live in Michigan and want to be part of the meet-up send me an email: solshine7[at]hotmail[dot]com - I'll keep you posted on our future meetings and events. I'd like to do a Faith & Social Justice Short Film Fest, a charity concert with various social conscious bands and a karaoke contest along with partnering with local churches in their ministries to the needy. And whatever else you can think of!

"You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven."
-Jesus (Matthew 5:14-16)

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