Café Turns One Year Old
A year ago we were still frantically placing chairs and cleaning up last piles of rubble. A year ago we barely knew each other but had to somehow figure out how to work together as a team. A year ago some of us couldn’t even communicate in each others’ language!
Now – 36 concerts, 9 exhibitions, and various other programs later – we are like a well-oiled machine (almost!). We can communicate, we know where everything is, musicians regularly grace our stages, people await the new exhibition each month, and we can make darn good coffee. We’ve invented new drinks, adjusted prices, and learned a countless number of things about God, ourselves, and the world we serve.
What a joy it’s been to see the coffeehouse develop as we get to know the people walking through our doors. It’s a privilege to be able to work in a setting that allows time to sit and talk with strangers, to get to know new people, and to build lasting friendships. As we move into the second year, I hope that we’ll continue to do the things we’ve been doing so far: serving fantastic coffee, creating relationships with our community, supporting local musicians and artists, and looking more like Christ through it all.
Cassidy Baker, Café Program Manager
(to view a gallery of photos from the first year of the café, CLICK HERE)