Dec 30, 2015

art = ministry exhibit and reception

Ministry is allowing God to use your gifts and abilities for the benefit of others, so that they may experience the love of Jesus through you. Gifts and abilities differ from person to person, as God uniquely makes us all for His glory. Some people minister through teaching. Some minister through music. Some minister through hospitality. Some minister through listening. You get it—the list goes on and on. In what ways does God use you to minister to others? Something I discovered powerfully over the past several years is how God uses some to minister through their art. This exhibit has many beautiful examples of just that—stories of how God touches lives through surrendered artists and creatives.

Join us on Friday, January 29nd from 6pm to 8pm for the "art = ministry" exhibit artist's reception. Artists will share briefly how God uses their creativity to minster to others, (these stories are powerful!), and enjoy seeing examples of their art while sipping Seattle's Best coffee and munching on snacks with new friends and old friends. We will have art tables for you to explore your own creativity and even a few of what I'm calling, roaming artists. You'll have come to see what I mean! It will be a creatively-charged evening to say the least! And it's a family-friendly event.
Artist's participating in this exhibit and reception:
  • Becky Winand
  • Cliff Engle
  • Dave Weiss
  • David Roe
  • deAnn Roe
  • Joanne Hilliard
  • Kevin Henderson
  • Leigh Grames
  • Ramon Trevino
  • Sam and Kate Mylin
  • Travis Thompson
We have more than the 12 artists represented in this exhibit in Infused Arts who minister through their art. I’m proud of the creatives and artists at LWCC for having God’s heart and allowing Him to use them to impact the Kingdom for His glory! This is what Infused Arts is all about.
Loving God. Valuing our creativity. Making a difference.
“On earth as it is in Heaven.”
We hope too see you at the Art Reception on Friday, January 29 at LWCC.

Dec 22, 2015

The Longest Night

December 22, 2015 - the winter solstice - the shortest day, the longest night.

I didn't sleep well last night. It felt like I was out of bed more than in bed. At one point, around 2:00am I thought, I'm so awake, I wish it was morning. But I went back to bed and eventually fell asleep. Sometimes the night feels endless and the longing for the break of day leads to desperation. Spiritually speaking, I've been there long periods of darkness due to disappointment, disillusionment, confusion, loneliness, loss, frustration, physical illness, or a broken relationship. Sometimes it's even hard to hear Father's voice in those dark moments. And it often feels endless, just like my experience last night - when will the morning come?

If you find yourself wandering in the longest night, remember that morning always comes. Always. God set boundaries to day and night. He is faithful. Day always comes. The same is true for you. Your longest night, spiritually speaking, has a boundary. But while you are in the midst of the darkness, look around, what do you see? Can you sense God's presence with you (even if His voice seems muffled)? What are the little blessings you experience despite the darkness? What rays of hope are beginning to sliver the darkness? Look around, you may be surprised with what you see.

As we approach the holidays - the celebration of the birth of our King - the excitement of ringing in the new year, to many this is a season of HOPE and JOY. To others, it's a reminder of what they no longer have...for those of you in that season, we hold you in prayer before the Lord. Hope comes. He came. And He is coming again. The longest night will be over and God will begin to expand the boundaries of day. And that begins tomorrow.

Happy Winter Solstice and Merry Christmas. To you, may God's blessings fall heavy upon you in 2016.

deAnn Roe

Dec 17, 2015

Art = Ministry Exhibit and Art Reception

All of us here at Infused Arts are beyond exctied about the January|February 2016 exhibit at Living Word Community Church, art = ministry. We have 11 artists/creatives participating from York, Lancaster, and Berks counties...all with very diverse ways that God uses their art to minster to His people.

We invite you to the Art Reception on Friday evening, January 22 from 6pm to 8pm at LWCC's coffee bar gallery - Common Grounds. Artists will share a bit about their experiences of God using their art to impact people's lives for His glory and you'll see examples of their art work. Refreshments and hot drinks will be enjoyed with conversation in a creative, Spirit-filled atmosphere. We hope you join us! I know you will be inspired and see why our creativity matters so much to God.

be in joy!
deAnn Roe

Dec 16, 2015

January at Infused Arts

We are super excited about 2016 here at Infused Arts! We have been going through the painfully creative process of rebranding Infused Arts as we launch a new facet and rhythm to our monthly gatherings. It won't be long now before we launch with the new look. There is a lot going on behind the scenes and I can't wait to share all this with you!

One thing I want to point out is that Infused Arts will not be meeting in Write Space, no Studio.  BUT come February, we are kicking off with the new program and rhythm that I mentioned above. Of course, we'll still have The Write Space and The Studio. We aren't taking anything away. In fact, God is adding to our ministry with this new gathering we are calling The Collective (which is going to be so awesome!).

I promise, as soon as I have all the elements in place from our amazing communications department, I'll roll out the new look and let you in on the new rhythm and share in detail about The Collective and that it's going to be a hot spot for creatives of every genre.
It won't be too long friends. I'm a terrible "waiter" - my excitement equals my impatience! Does that ever happen to you? But it won't be much longer...
Be in joy!
more to come ...
deAnn Roe