So back in a post just after New Year I said….”My goal this year is two-fold: Community and Stewardship. I intend to build community… and I intend to steward all my artistry towards kingdom provision.“
There are others as well, but this is just the beginning of a list showing what a community can be built here in the blogosphere if we just put in a little time working with each other and sharing the love.
Leaders in the past could not make decisions because they had too little information. Leaders in the future will be unable to make decisions because the will have too much information. Editing and efficiently accessing truly relevant information will be a key challenge in the future.- The Community Of the Future p. 102
C.cada is our church’s artist collaborative. Our mission is
to give artists from every genre an opportunity to come together to discover, develop, and deploy their talents in ways that will better the church and the community.
About a year ago we realized we needed God’s plan to begin to widen our influence from the church to the community. We prayed.
It is a wondrously dangerous thing to ask God for things like that. In response God has given us a plan and projects to go along with it.
In September I was invited to join a committee called the Robinson Broadhurst Winchendon Enhancement Committee. Our directive was to come up with a project that would benefit the whole town. What we ended up with was a plan to acquire a 43 acre piece of waterfront property in the center of town and to build a town Makerspace.
C.cada has been asked to supply mentors for the Makerspace project and to begin Makerspace programs in advance of the acquisition that will be eventually be housed on the property. How is that for widening influence?
One of our local hospitals has invited a group of our artists to come and paint their pediatric play room ( a makerspace project). These pictures are promotional mock-ups done by one of our artists for the play room project.
We were also welcomed to host a 250th anniversary art show in town On June 14th which is Charter Day for Winchendon (another makerspace project). So far response seems good. We have two musical groups coming and my goal is to hang 100 pieces out doors.