I have a son who is fascinated by animals. This means I often hear “Let me tell you about… (insert any and every animal here)”. Well, it is my turn now, and you have the privilege to hear me say “Let me tell you about… the emperor penguin”.
Emperor penguins live in the Antarctic where it is, obviously, freezing. Researchers have discovered that the penguins huddle together for more than just warmth, they also make very specific, synchronized movements that further the effort to retain heat. Roughly every 30 to 60 seconds, all of the penguins in one row of the huddle move anywhere from 5 to 10 centimetres in the same direction. The penguins in the next row copy the movement soon after, over and over, until the whole huddle has completed the tiny manoeuvre. This constant motion results in a denser (thus warmer) packing, and also keeps the penguins’ blood circulation flowing.
The emperor penguins are better together. And you know what, so are we!
Last Sunday Adam spoke about serving at church and reminded us that as followers of Jesus, we not only need each other, we are also called to serve one another. We are called to serve wherever God has placed us; in our homes, our neighbourhoods, our workplaces, and at church.
And we each have a part to play. God has given each of us gifts and talents that we are able to use to serve one another. These gifts include hospitality, teaching, administration, gifts of creativity, and more. We all have the opportunity and ability to serve.
If you didn’t get a chance to sign-up to serve on Sunday, it’s not too late. You might be unsure where you could serve, that’s OK. We can help you with that. Follow this link to sign up on-line, or contact the office to find out more (firstname.lastname@example.org). If you’d like to know some of the specific areas we need people to serve, here are a few:
- Kidz Church teachers and helpers
- Kitchen Team members
- Sound and Lighting operators
- Baristas for The Park
We really are better together, because this is God’s purpose and intention for his people. We hope that every person at BPCC knows they are valuable and that they have a place and opportunity to serve and be served.
“Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms. If anyone speaks, they should do so as one who speaks the very words of God. If anyone serves, they should do so with the strength God provides, so that in all things God may be praised through Jesus Christ. To him be the glory and the power for ever and ever. Amen.” (1 Peter 4:10-11).
Love and grace,