Saturday, July 28, 2007

Come in and have a seat!

We signed the lease on our church building last week and we should officially move in mid-October. Now this is exciting for many reasons, but one of my top ones is no more set-up/tear-down. Audio equipment can remain on stage, kids toys/supplies can remain in their room, coffee supplies can remain set-up, and I can get to lunch before 1:30pm! The bad news is that you might like to sit somewhere when you come to church. So we have started encouraging people to donate to the building fund to purchase chairs. In the mean time, Carrie and I went garage saling (how do you spell that??) yesterday. And for those of you that know me well, I am not a good garage saler (see there it is again, how does one spell that?). I might as well have a sign around my neck that says "SUCKER". But I was good, I found a few game-boy games for my kids and a bowling pin and then we hit pay dirt. Wait, you want to know about the bowling pin? Doesn't everyone wish they had a bowling pin? Well, I have this area as you head down to the basement that I have tried to decorate with all sorts of games (old looking kind) and for some reason I got it in my head that it would look good with an old bowling pin as part of the display. Well, what do you know, there was a bowling pin for sale! And remove my SUCKER sign, because I only paid $1.

Now for the pay dirt and the reason I started this story...we stopped at a church sale and they had 40 folding chairs, $1/piece. They aren't the prettiest things, but they're better than bean bag chairs or lawn chairs to start with!! And I think they are good to have as reserves. (Kind of like Heartland's black folding chairs - we were so thankful for them and so excited to get rid of them!)
Now, they do say, "Church of the Air" on them, and I have no clue what that means since we bought them at Billings Bible Church, but maybe they'll feel like you were sitting on air after and hour and a half - we can only hope!!! So if you're in town come October, stop in and have a seat!

7 comments:

Deanne said...

That's awesome!!! What a great find (or leading from the Lord!).

Trish D said...

How exciting!!!!!! I know *exactly* what you mean about having your own space - it's been such a blessing for our body to have its own facility.

OneCoolMama said...

Wow! How exciting for y'all! That set-up/tear down thing can be so exhausting after a while. And the chairs from "the air" will add character to your new place. :)
Forgive me if I've just missed this somewhere in your blog, but did your husband plant this church?!?!

Jenn said...

Yes, we moved to Billings two years ago to start Yellowstone Church. We started meeting in a high school last September and will be moving into our own building come October. It has been quite a challenge and very rewarding at the same time!

Heasleye said...

Yay! Congrats on the building and the chairs! God provides! I could think of a lot worse things the chairs could say..."church of the air" is certainly interesting!

Chris said...

God is just moving things right along! So excited about your fab chair find!

Loren & ├ůsa Gill said...

Hi there!

I just wanted to let you know I used to sit in those chairs as a boy and my father before me. Billings Bible Church used to be Church of the Air referring to they had a radio program with a large listenership and that was their main focus in the early days. I can not tell you when they changed names. I am happy to see that they will continue to be put to good use!