When we first began planning “Hope Sunday” I viewed it as an “outward focused” event. …a chance to remind everyone that there are so many people fighting cancer in our community…a “call to action” to help them fight by serving at, and participating in the York Relay for Life event in June.
As usual I think I was wrong… As the names of people affected by cancer that are connected to actionchurch keep rolling in, and as I think about the two very brave and inspirational people willing to share their story on Sunday… I think Sunday is going to have a powerful affect both outside of actionchurch and “inside”. I had no idea how many of us were affected by this disease… I am looking forward to Sunday as we Remember those we have lost, Celebrate Survivors, and (in true actionchurch fashion) Support those who fight on by putting our concern and empathy into action! I think even though Sunday will be a very “different” kind of gathering…it will exemplify exactly what actionchurch is all about!
Note: I will be posting the names on Friday so there is still time to get them in.