I love my city and my county, and want to be a blessing here. In order to bless this community I’ve just started something I’m calling “Pub Talks.”
Pub Talks are regular opportunities for you to engage in conversations with others on a selected topic of interest, hot topic, local issues, etc. They are open to anyone from any point-of-view. The more diverse the discussion the more fruitful I think they will be. Last month the topic was religious freedom, dealing specifically with the current events of threatening Koran burning, the building of a NYC mosque near Ground Zero and what it means to be free as individuals and society.
This week the second round of Pub Talks are up. Topic: Does Money Buy Happiness? From the flyer…
It’s been said, “Money makes the world go round.”
But money is hard to come by. People are losing jobs, savings, houses, retirement & many are living with tighter budgets & fear of the future.
How did we get here? Who or what is to blame?
Is losing money or loving money the problem?
Is consumerism good, bad or neutral?
Would being rich make us happy?
Grab a beer & join the discussion.
There are two Pub Talks. First is Wednesday night at 7pm in downtown Crystal Lake at Williams Street Public House. Second is Thursday night at 7pm in downtown Woodstock at Odd Fellows. Hope you’ll join in an add your thoughts.
Willy Porter’s concert in Woodstock was outstanding. I can’t believe more people aren’t finding these great concerts in our fair city. I strongly recommend you keep up with the Odd Fellows Events page for more great stuff from Bill and Dawn. These guys may be the best thing going for getting good local music to Woodstock.
Here are a few Willy Porter videos from the concert. Enjoy!
A main goal of this website is to point to the great stuff happening while living in Woodstock, IL. While I talk a lot about my experiences living here, I don’t talk all that much about what I do as a pastor. I’m going to make an exception for this post because at the heart of who I am and what I do is the church I serve. And we are here for the good of Woodstock and McHenry County.
I’m the pastor of Doxa Fellowship, a church in Woodstock – on mission in McHenry County. This Sunday, August 30th, is Doxa’s first “Pack-the-Place” worship service.
While our worship services are always open to the public, we are holding occasional services geared to introduce you to Doxa, our message and mission. Our hope is that we get many guests for these special Sundays. As I’ve mentioned here before, we are also now meeting in the beautiful and historic Waverly House in downtown Woodstock and are excited for our friends and neighbors to experience this beautiful place.
Join us this Sunday morning at 10:30am and find out what Doxa is all about as we seek to be a church for the glory of God and the good of Woodstock and McHenry County. I hope we will
see you there!
Where: Waverly House ballroom (3rd floor. Main entrance on Main Street, across from Woodstock movie theater. Use Benton Street entrance for elevator.) (MAP)
When: Sunday, August 30th at 10:30am
More Info: firstname.lastname@example.org
If we are going to be involved in the life of our city and county, we need to know what’s happening. So I’ve added some links to community calendars for Woodstock…
City of Woodstock
Chamber of Commerce
Awake to Woodstock
If you have links for community calendars for other McHenry County cities, please pass them on. There are lots of other resources under the Links tab above.