Connect with us through your favorite social media avenues


Lollipop Moments by Kim Halfhill

When Kaylee was four, we spent three days at Disney World with my in-laws.  We hit Magic Kingdom bright and early on the first morning.  While Patrick and his mom stopped for coffee, PawPaw (my father-in-law) offered to take Kaylee into a shop to just “look.”  It seemed harmless enough, so I waited outside on a bench admiring the Castle and soaking in all of the Disney goodness.  Less than five minutes later, Kaylee walked out of the shop wearing a sticky smile with PawPaw and a giant lollipop in tow.  While this treat was not my idea of a post-breakfast snack, I couldn’t rob Kaylee AND PawPaw of the delight they found in this lollipop moment.  For Kaylee, it was a wonderful, sugary surprise.  For PawPaw, it was a small act that brought immense joy to one of his favorite people. 

I am sure you can think of a few times in your life where you found yourself on the receiving end of an unexpected treat.  In fact, I bet that a few of those moments have happened at 2BC.  Maybe it was when you sat down to a home-cooked meal on a busy Wednesday night, or when you were greeted with a hot cup of coffee on a Sunday morning.  Was it the time you dropped off your kiddos for a much-needed parents’ night out?  All of these moments, and countless others happened because someone at Second used their gifts and talents to serve in ministry.  I am so grateful for all of the ways YOU create lollipop moments at 2BC and beyond with the generosity of your time and talents.  Together, we are getting stronger and building God’s dream.

You might remember Pastor Jason talking about lollipop moments in his sermon on the Parable of the Mustard Seed last year.  He reminded us that we each have the potential to change the world every day with seemingly small acts of service and encouragement.  And isn’t that how getting stronger usually works – with baby steps?  No one starts off running a marathon or climbing Everest.  Athletes become stronger little by little, with one small step after another.  As a church, we become stronger with each small commitment and each small act of service.  Together, we are building God’s dream.

That’s just what we are celebrating this month at Second!  Listen to the gratitude moments on Sunday morning for glimpses of ministries that might be unfamiliar to you.  Be thankful for the joy of serving and the joy of being served.   Then join us for the 3rd annual Ministry Fair in the Social Room on Sunday, January 28 (9:00-10 a.m. • 10:30-11 a.m. • 12-12:30 p.m).  We will celebrate God’s dream coming true through the ministries at 2BC.  You can learn about numerous ministries and identify opportunities to serve.  Plus, stop by the Team SERVE table to pick-up a lollipop and write a short note of gratitude to someone who has created a lollipop moment for you.  As always, we’ll be serving donuts and coffee.

Finally, are you ready to consider how God might use your gifts and skills to serve?  I invite you to take AssessMe.  AssessME is an online inventory of spiritual gifts, personality, and skills. Team SERVE, our equipping ministry, uses this tool to help individuals to belong, believe and especially to become all that God has planned for them.  The information is utilized to connect you with ministry opportunities that match your God-given gifts.  You can login AssessMe through the HUB or contact Kim Halfhill to get started.

Together, let’s grow stronger – one lollipop moment at a time! 










Share |