Friday, July 21, 2006

The "Green" Room

Greetings all! I know that it has been awhile since I (David) have posted to our little slice of internet heaven, but here we go! I've been here in Minnesota for about 7 weeks now, and the people have been fantastic! The church is very relevant to the surrounding community and the pastoral staff is clear to lead in the direction that the senior pastor has for us. I have the opportunity to lead a great creative team that works very hard to see extraordinary elements added to our thematic services. I wish you could all visit!

But I digress...

Our latest project which Melissa has illuded to in her last post is our greenroom just off-stage of our main stage. I really wish that we had a before and after picture to show you, but we just dove into the project without taking any pictures. (This is what happens when you live in a vacant house with no furniture. You look for things to do...) We started by working with various ministries cleaning out this little back storage room that seemed to be missing a purpose, and here's what it turned into after 3 trips to Ikea and a short jaunt to Target. We enjoyed our first visit to Ikea... Ikea's computers were down for the afternoon, and they were checking people out by pad & pen working from outdated source books. The average time that it took our distressed checkout assistant to check out one person was around 30 minutes. We were third in line and it took around 90 minutes for us to get out the door. Was it worth it? You tell us! We are hoping that our arts department volunteers will find it as a place to call home during our 4 weekend services this fall.

That's all for now, but more to come!


Jim and Jaena said...

Looks fabulous, you two! (And what a super idea, BTW.) Don't you just love IKEA?

Dan & Angie said...

SWEEEEEEET!!!! Hey are you guys coming with us tonight to the Lake Harriet Band Shell?? Remember it's ice cream social night!!!


Kim and Joel said...

Looks great! Can you come decorate our apartment next? We have an IKEA and TARGET not too far away. Glad you're enjoying MN.