Thursday, June 07, 2007

The Village

Hey all. This is the church we go to here in the great Northwest. It's called Village. My children call it "The Village" but that's a movie, not a church.

The other thing you should know is that the members of the church are referred to as "Villagers" not "Village People".

I noticed that quite a few people are dropping by from Dean's blog, so I thought I'd say hello. Dean's our worship pastor. I was kidding him about writing something about the musical influence of Elton John in his life and he took me all serious and did.

Anyway, for all you Villagers out there, Krista and I attend the 11:30 service. Drop by and say hello, we'd love to meet you.


p.s. Here's our pastor's blog.


  1. Cool but sadly many churches are like "The Village" trying to protect their kids from the real world, dressing up like demons to scare them, putting up elebrate fences rather than being in the world and not of it, ... opps I guess I just posted a spoiler.

  2. Matt - You were kidding? Oh... well, umm, in that case forget the stuff I said about Elton.

    Andy - One of the cool things about Village is that the name (which was given over 50 years ago) has actually come to describe a community of faith that has drawn together, not inside a fortress, but to be a force - a movement in our neighborhood. Another cool thing about the name is when Matt puts on a hard hat and does the Village People dance!

  3. Dean-- maybe more like teasing than kidding. I did see "elton john's #1 hits" at the store last night. I thought of you.

    Also, I'm certain that Andy was referring to the movie the Village, not to our church. But you're right, Village (the church) is a vibrant movement in our neighborhood.

    p.s. I thought the thing about the hard hat and the Village People dance was information for-members-only. Now I'm blushing!

  4. Yes, I was referring to the movie since Matt said his girls called it "the Village" and he said that was the name of the movie. I am sure people at Village do not dress in Amishic clothing.