From the Pastor
Like just about everybody in town, we spent a good portion of last weekend downtown at the National Folk Festival. What a fun time! I’ve always loved Greensboro’s downtown, with its easy parking, walkable streets, and fun stuff to do, and the Folk Festival managed to bring our city to life even more.
We wandered around from stage to stage, enjoying the huge variety of performers. We danced in the dance pavilion to an accordion and a washboard. We heard a trio of sisters play the fiddles. We heard Irish music and some New Orleans jazz and a Canadian band that did the most amazing a cappella. (We made our way over to Elm Street and saw the giant jeans designed by Hallie Steadman!) We watched, enthralled, as a team of teenage jump-ropers did incredible tricks.
We ran into several people from church, and I know many more of you were there throughout the weekend. A group of FCC folks even spent a few hours volunteering together on Sunday afternoon. It was great fun to see our city full of people working together and enjoying themselves.
It got me thinking about what makes for a good community: accessible and affordable events, an appreciation for the arts, a celebration of diversity, commitment to families, lots of volunteers, a generous spirit, an opportunity for joy. I think that’s worth noticing every once in awhile; we live in a pretty cool place.
Nothing more profound than that, today, friends: just a reminder to appreciate where you are. It’s a good place to be.
See you soon.