Let's Have a House Party

Is it Sunday yet?! Seriously! I don’t know if I have ever been as excited for a day of the week to arrive. This Sunday, I will be hosting my first ever Sunday in the Shed: a time for bringing friends together through fellowship.

The idea of hosting this gathering of friends first came about a couple months back. So, to see it become a reality is truly amazing. 

On a TAD more faith there is a section devoted completely to Sunday in the Shed. It is a vision that I felt needed its own focus. To read the history of Sunday in the Shed and how it all came about, just click here.

As a member of Cross Point Church, I have grown accustomed to participating in the many message series that we do throughout the year. I get excited for a new series to begin. Of course, there are series that mean more to me than others. But what I love about my church is that each series, each message is available to watch over-and-over again online. Some of you are probably thinking that I’m a complete weirdo for being excited about this. However, it wasn’t until a couple of years ago that I went to a church that had this option. While I may be new to jumping on the Jesus technology train, I am here now, and I love every minute of it! 

Sunday in the Shed is a way for me to share my favorite messages with friends and family. My hope is that these messages will spark conversations that might not normally take place.

We did a series a while back called House Party. Yes, of course, Sam Hunt’s song opened the series each week. And it was quite the party as beach balls were tossed around while the song blasted through the speakers. There were even kegs of ROOT beer in the lobby. While all the special effects and musical accompaniment were memorable, one line from Pastor Pete really stood out: “Most people like a good party. This house party is a party that Jesus calls us as a church to throw.” 

So that is what I am doing. Throwing the ultimate House Party—in my backyard—for Jesus. Who knows what it could bring? Maybe it will be full of laughter. Maybe it will spark a conversation. Maybe it will encourage someone to go to church.  Or, better yet, maybe it will encourage someone to invite another person to church. The possibilities are endless.

I hope you will join me in this adventure of throwing house parties for Jesus. I can’t wait to see what He does. 

-Taylor Ann