Tuesday, March 08, 2005

welcome table for the view


here's my drawing of what i want to do with this week's "worship station / welcome table" at the view. we're dealing with jonah and the table is supposed to symbolic hit on some of what we are going to do.

this week as been a good example of why youth ministry is the greatest of all ministries. i've done everything from serious counseling, to message preparation, to relationship building, to coming up with a creative / artistic (slightly) manner of covering the windows of the former "cry rooms" now storage rooms. i've worked with teens and adults who are in pain, youth workers, other pastoral staff, janitors & maintenance crew members, and parents. it's simply great. nothing else compares.

in the back of the student center we have these four huge windows that look into the former "cry rooms" of the church. these rooms are now storage rooms but they still have the glass and you can look into the mess that is in them. i finally came up with the idea of using "the rasterbator" (a program i learned about via a professed agnostic's photoblog - how's that for irony). "the rasterbator" takes images, rasterizes them (reduces them to various size dots), and then print the image to whatever size you want on normal paper. we're pasting the rasterized images in the windows of the "cry rooms." the image below is what it looks like right now. the thing i like about it is that when you turn the "cry room" lights on it produces a nice soft glow that back lights the rasterbated images.

cry room #1 cry room #2


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