Calling all Microsofters: I’m headed over to the Eastside to join y’all tomorrow for the monthly lunch fellowship for Questers that work for the Man called Microsoft. It’s at Noon @ Cafe 9 [March 7]. If you want to join, let me know and I’ll send you the contact person and his email address at gmail.com. Just kidding. I am excited to share in some fellowship but not as excited as this man:
Seriously, I’m encouraged because this is another venue for connection for people within our church community. It may not be a “deep” fellowship but still allows for connections and fellowship. This began last year when we realized that we had numerous folks working at Microsoft that had no idea that they were working in the same company. Granted, Microsoft has about a billion employees.
Because there’s critical mass [6+ people] I’d be happy to make connections and send out the initial emails but would love to see monthly gatherings take place at the following places:
Starbucks – If this gets started, I’ll be there the first meeting with my Starbucks mug and shirt. I think we have at least 5 folks @ headquarters and about 20 baristas. No joke.
Mars Hill Graduate School – we have MHGS wanna be therapists all over the place at Quest. Don’t look at them directly in the eyes. They’ll probe and make you cry. At least a dozen students – in both counseling and the MDiv program. At least.
Seattle Pacific University – There’s about 10 of you that work there as administrators and professors. We’ve tried to meet before but really think it’ll be good for folks to get together once/month.
Social Justice/Non-Profits – Not a specific organization but this is probably the largest group at Quest. Many folks are working at various non-profits and might be great if you can get together once/month to chat, dream, and encourage one another. It’s also possible that this might be what DeAnza [one of our quest pastors] is planning on doing at the first Quest Justice Compassion focus group.
Web 2.0/Entrepreneurs – I know you’re out there trying to create the next big social networking site. I have a few ideas myself: Q Harmony, YourSpace, MeTube, and BodyBook. Once/month meeting during a weekday morning at Q Cafe to share ideas, dreams, and networking?
Artists, painters, musicians, poets, etc. It’s Seattle…everyone is an artist.
Are there other possible groups? My hope for such meetings isn’t simply for networking but also to build and encourage the body of Christ. If you’re interested in being the primary contact person for any of the groups above or you have other ideas, let me know.