I got an e-mail message from Kyra Hammett that The Nate Show (which I don’t watch on principle ) today was highlighting upcycled art. What is upcycled art you ask? Good question!
Upcycling is the process of converting waste materials or useless products into new materials or products of better quality or a higher environmental value.
It’s like the Macgyver of the art world. You take pieces that in-and-of-themselves seems like mundane, ordinary, or even – junk and you use them to create something of greater purpose and value:
and you turn it into this:
In the same way – God takes what seems like mundane, ordinary – and sometimes “junk” people and through the power of the Holy Spirit he “Upcycles” our life into greater purposes and beauty!
So, this Sunday, we begin a new message series out of 1 Corinthians entitled “Upcycled Church.” It will be an expository series as we walk through 1 Corinthians together. Because of that – if you have a Bible – you are encouraged to bring it…along with a friend (or two…or 15!)
One last thing: In conjunction with the Upcycled Message series we are working on an upcycled art project. To help us, you are invited to bring us your “trash” over the next several weeks. We will be collecting items that represent you…anything will do: cans, bottles, a pair of jeans, a gift from a relationship you’ve left behind, wrappers, shredded paper…anything. And with your trash, we will form a piece of art that represents for Living Stones: We want an upcycled life. If you have questions, feel free to send an e-mail to Jennae Gee here.