Sunday, March 29th, 2009

March 29th, as far as I know, doesn't have a significance in history. There's no place that I can easily think of where a prime numbered date of the third calendar month stuck out in people's minds for any reason. Julius Caesar wasn't warned about the "twice ides minus one" of March. Which makes sense, since he was killed on the 15th. He wouldn't have seen the 29th anyway.

But where I'm concerned, March 29 is a big deal. My church, New Testament Fellowship Church, is taking its Southeast Campus in O'Fallon, Illinois to Sunday mornings. And because we're still in a temporary location down there, we can't do a video or streaming message like a lot of other multi-campus churches do. Our pastor is going to do a 9:30 a.m. service at our established Northeast Campus in Alton, then hightail it to O'Fallon to do a service there live at 11:15 a.m. In the meantime, the 11:00 a.m. service in Alton will be live worship, but the message will be broadcast via high definition video on a really big, theater-size screen. We've tried this method out a couple times to cast the vision to the members of the church, and it's gone over well. We've seen glitches, and we've gotten them fixed for the most part. Now we're on full alert just in case anything goes wrong, and we've got contingencies in place should any errors occur.

I don't know how many people read this blog yet, but I'm going to act like in the next 24 hours someone's going to stumble upon this and want to know this information:

New Testament Fellowship Church
Southeast Campus
The Regency Conference Center
400 Regency Park
O'Fallon, IL 62269
11:15 a.m.

New Testament Fellowship Church
Northeast Campus
3303 Homer Adams Parkway
Alton, IL 62002
9:30 a.m. & 11:00 a.m.

If you're in the area and you can make it, I urge you to check either location out. I can pretty much guarantee that you won't be disappointed, and you won't think for a moment that this is your grandmother's church.

We'll see you then.

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