It's now been over a year since many of us have seen each other's faces, given someone a hug, or received a warm handshake. A year has passed since we have sung together as one church body, taken communion as one body, laughed and mourned as one body. And now, as KBC begins to explore conversations on re-opening, I wonder "What did I miss the most over the past year, and how can that inform our church moves forward?"
One of the things I have missed the most
is seeing your face. I miss the hugs, fist-bumps, handshakes, and quick conversational check-ins before worship, because through those interactions I knew (deep within my soul) that I was loved and cared for. I miss experiencing these physical interactions that remind me I am loved and I belong.
But belonging isn't the only thing that a church community has to offer. There are other things that makes KBC special and I have been wondering what other people think those things are.
One of the downsides of being apart from one another for the past year, is the difficulty in communication. So I have been wondering,
"What have you missed most in the past year? Is it the people, the music, the space, the traditions, something else?"
Feel free to share in the comment section and let us know!
I hope as we continue to move through 2021, we can cherish the things that make KBC special, and find impactful ways to cary those values with us moving forward.
Rev. Taylor Mason
Associate Pastor, Students and Community Engagement