This week we were in tech and dress for this year's concert tour of Let It Be Christmas. We have such a great cast and crew, and we opened at the Lemont High School on Saturday night. It was a great night, and a huge turnout (nearly 500!) for a city where Community doesn't have a campus... yet! We are excited to be launching a new location in Lemont in the spring, and Let It Be Christmas ended up becoming a catalyst to announce our presence in that magnificent city. It was a blast, the high school was a great host, and (particularly cool for me) our new campus pastor for Lemont is an old great friend, Dave Richa. When I was first hired at Community, Richa was the Student Ministries Director, and we've been friends for a long time. You can check out his specific take on Let It Be Christmas and the Lemont connection right here. oh, and here's a youtube trailer for the show you can share with your friends and invite to the show:
And I would have to wait longer, because the Naperville Police showed up. It turns out that they are not "down" with the idea of having a giant U-Haul in the middle of the road in downtown Naperville. They were very helpful, called U-Haul and commandeered the vessel. They brought their towing company, and took it away. But they wouldn't let me leave until the towing turck was there. So around 12:30am, I was ready to go. But I needed a ride home.