Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Should I Just Call It The "Parkside SquirrelCast"?

A few sharp-eyed readers may have already spotted the "Parkside Baptist Church" stuff in the sidebar, and might be thinking, "Wait... I thought the Squirrel was an elder at Superior Baptist Church? What's going on here?"

Well, let me let you in on a little secret - we're right in the middle of changing the name of our church. While the church is in the town of Superior, Montana, I've always felt that the name "Superior Baptist" seemed a bit... pretentious, shall we say? Others in the church shared my sentiments. For the last couple of months, we've been kicking around some different possible names. After some deliberation, we settled on "Parkside Baptist Church." The church is right across the street from Eva Horning Park, so it seemed quite fitting. (And Squirrels are sort of fond of parks...)

The signs and everything at the church building will be changing on Sunday, June 5th. But, with other changes being made, the name change, while not Official until June, is already being made behind the scenes.

One of those changes is a new Pulpit Podcast. We recently received a donation (Thank You!) that was designated for the purpose of purchasing a digital recorder so that the church could start recording and podcasting sermons. Podcast links will always be available in my sidebar here, and at the church's website, when we get it up and running.

It has been a really long time since I've recorded myself. And I was, I must say, very aware, hyper-aware, of the microphone last Sunday. If you listen to my sermon, you'll no doubt note that I started off very stiff. But after a while, I settled down, and relaxed, and things went much more smoothly after that.

Sometime real soon - in the next two weeks or so - the church website will go live. You'll be able to keep up with the happenings at the church there. And I'll be sure to let you know when it's up!

So, lots of things going on! (And lots of things keeping me busy!!) Please be in prayer for our church, as we make these changes!

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Doug Hibbard said...

I think you should go with "Raining Nuts---the Squirrel Podcast."

The Squirrel said...

I was all set to go with "Squirrel Chitterings - A Squirrel in Babylon Podcast" but thought something a bit more professional would be... advisable...



Herding Grasshoppers said...

I guess you've ruled out The Superior Squirrel.

Good thinking on the name change, though ;D

The Squirrel said...

Yeah, HG, I think so, too.

At the meeting where I first brought up the idea of changing the name, I said, "We either need to change the name, or we need to change our motto to 'Just a little better than the rest of the Baptists...'"

I got my point across...



Sir Aaron said...

LOL, Squirrel. I never really thought of the name problem. I knew you lived in (or the church was in) Superior so naturally I never thought twice about it.

The Squirrel said...

I was the same way until someone pointed it out to me.

But now, Aaron, you'll never be able to NOT notice it again!