Dear Meta,

I hope you are all well.

Because these past few months have been tremendously disorienting, it has been easy for many of us to feel like these times have taken away many things precious to us, including our ability to engage in mission. As we regain our footing, especially in this time of social unrest, we feel that the best defense, is a good offense, so to speak.

In other words, we feel that the Lord continues to remind us from Matthew 5:15, that even in these uncertain times, we are called not to place our light under a cover, but rather, we need to put it on a stand so it can give light to the whole house. In other words, we seek to Bless the City. And we feel that the best way to do that, is by starting in our neighborhoods.

So, each week for the rest of the summer, we will be asking our small groups to engage in one activity together, one activity that will bless and show the love of Christ in our neighborhoods. In these first couple of weeks, we would like to engage in sending messages to our neighborhoods in the form of chalk art. We would love for everyone to write a Scripture verse that would inspire your neighborhood, using chalk on your driveway.  The purpose is to show your neighborhood that this is a house of peace.

Feel free to be as creative as possible. Once you are done, please share it with us through one of these methods:

  1. Post your artwork on Facebook or Instagram with the hashtag #Wblessthecity, and also tag @whcchome and @whcchome.ch
  2. Post your artwork on our WHCC Facebook page with the hashtag #Wblessthecity
  3. Email your artwork to [email protected], and we’ll share it on our page

Through these projects, my hope is that we, as a church, can come together this summer to be a blessing to our city.

Thank you and may the Lord continue to bless you richly in Christ.

In Him,

Andy Lee
Minister of Community Engagement