This is Natasha and Christine. They met last week at a programming meeting. Natasha has been around PCC for several years; Christine for a few months.
They connected and stepped up to work on the stage design installation for the 9/11 service. If you saw the large flag we used for the background in last week’s service, you can thank Natasha and Christine, along with Jackie Heberle, Natasha’s husband Terrance and Bonte Fugatt.
Essentially, somebody said, “Wouldn’t it be cool if we had a huge flag?”
And then, we did.
After wrestling with chicken wire and hundreds of pieces of colored tissue paper, we had a flag. Thanks to a couple of women who connected through their church and have become friends.
The coolest thing? Last week’s project was a bit of a challenge for these two women; they needed a diagram and a chart to make sure they got it right. See, Natasha is South African. Christine is English. Both ended up in a rural county in Virginia. Both made their way to PCC. The American flag is not their flag, but a symbol of their current home country.
There’s a great verse in the Bible, in the New Testament book of Galations, that says, “In Christ’s family there can be no division into Jew and non-Jew, slave and free, male and female. Among us you are all equal. That is, we are all in a common relationship with Jesus Christ. Also, since you are Christ’s family, then you are Abraham’s famous “descendant,” heirs according to the covenant promises.”
We like having these two girls around, with their weird accents and interesting vocabulary. That common relationship we share makes us friends, equals, heirs. It’s very cool.
And we’re glad to have them around.
If you are interested in helping out with our set installations or any other part of our creative work, let me know. We have fun. We’d love your help!