By Rev. Mitch Becker
On Pentecost Sunday, First Christian Church of Antelope Valley took their worship service outside. It had never been done before and there was some anxious feelings about it, but it turned out to be a true celebration of Spirit! By taking the service outside we moved into our primary mission field which is the surrounding neighborhood. One of our parishioners stood out beside Avenue "J" and waved at cars passing by. Another church member spoke to people about joining our church. One person on a bicycle even stopped to listen to the sermon! By doing something innovative and risky we have learned that the Spirit waits for us beyond the familiar and the comfortable. I'm certain that a new tradition has been established at our church.