Not only was I scheduled to lead worship for Access Church in Peoria, AZ this weekend, it was moving weekend for Team Allen. Â We’re downsizing a bit and renting a smaller place to save money and lower our overhead. Â So, being the genius I am, I scheduled moving day for Saturday, gig Sunday morning and clean-up and finish move out on Sunday afternoon. Â Brilliant…okay, not so much!
Needless to say we were completely spent come Sunday morning, but there isn’t much that is more energizing than showing up to a crew of volunteers cheerfully serving and setting up a portable church. Â I’ve been around hundreds of portable church set-ups and this one was right up there at the top for the positive energy brimming as people rallied together. Â It was inspiring.
Access Church isn’t even a year old, but they are a worshipping and singing church. Â Pam and I did an acoustic/unplugged set and people sang out during the entire set. Â Particularly moving during the service was a presentation of around 50 backpacks to a local elementary school to help out the kids of families that aren’t able to afford school supplies. Â The Vice-Principal was visibly moved as children from the church poured forward to present these backpacks full of supplies. Â We were very encouraged to see a local church really serving their local community in such a tangible way. Â Way to go you guys!!!
Here is the set:
We are always excited to talk about our work with World Vision and see kids get sponsored. Â Thank you to everyone who sponsored a child this week.
Now…off to unpack…