So what can you expect at Connexus this weekend? Lots. Here are the highlights.
- Orillia moves into week two of full operations with part two of A Very Dysfunctional Christmas with a look how to best invest your Christmas spending. Jackie Wright leads worship at the Orillia campus.
- Barrie hosts part three of a Very Dysfunctional Christmas with a message that's all about relationships — one of the most difficult tensions many of us experience at Christmas. Our friends from Turn Off the Stars will lead worship at Connexus Barrie. This Toronto band has toured with acts as diverse as Switchfoot, April Wine and the Tea Party and does a fabulous job leading worship. Watch for them at both campuses in the upcoming months. I'll bring a message aimed at helping us all work through relational tension in our lives at Christmas.
- You get a chance to serve. We're looking to add several dozen more people to our e-teams and Waumba Land and Upstreet environments at each campus by January 1st. Our teams are filled with fantastic people (check out our team member of the week), and they have worked so hard to launch Connexus. You can sign up Sunday to join one of these amazing teams.
- Watch for constant improvements in each of our environments. Not only are we growing our teams, we're improving the quality of the experience. Every week, we flag new things to work on to make the experience better. We installed new video playback software for Orillia this week that should improve video quality, and a new syncing device to improve the Barrie video experience. We also anticipate getting all of our environment gear delivered in the next month or so. Watch for more signage and lots of other constant improvements.
So think about who you might bring with you this weekend as we completely anticipate what God might do in our lives as we gather this weekend.
P.S. Rich Birch and I staked out Heritage Park in Barrie yesterday for our Christmas Eve service. It should be so much fun. Prepare to bundle up, invite your friends, drink lots of hot chocolate, and celebrate the birth of Jesus outside together December 24th at 6:30.