The Wonderful Wooden Board

Tiny Church has a large sheet of plywood on a base, which makes it a movable wall with great flexibility of use. One side is covered in cork... actually, it's partially covered in cork. Someone ran out of cork sheets, so the bottom has a ragged look to it. But the other side is painted a pale yellow. When I first arrived I thought This is a little weird but I've used it in worship as a prayer wall, and for other random things.

Right now it's our CROP Hunger Walk commitment board. Our CROP walk coordinator and I were talking about how hard it is to come up with new ways to inspire participation. It tends to be the same folks every year. But realistically, the number of folks who can do the walk is pretty limited.

So this year we're using the board as a place to encourage alternate means of support. We're posting one flyer for each walker with the person's name at the top. On that sheet are places for people to sign up to do other tasks to support that person. Of course people can sponsor a walker with $$, but we've also added the opportunity to be a prayer partner for a walker, or to provide lunch for a walker on the day of the walk. (We've always found it a challenge to get ourselves fed between church and the walk.) I'm hoping this means that everyone from the homebound nonagenarian to the busy mother of twins plus an infant can be involved in some way.

Wooden board =  tool for ministry.

At any rate... a friend posted the following image on Facebook last night. Something like this will definitely make an appearance on the board:

What do you need today?

By the way, you can sponsor our family for the CROP walk here.