We had a great church service today; our Executive Pastor spoke as our Senior Pastor was at the opening of a new building for one of our campuses that has been setting up and tearing down in a school every Sunday for nearly 6 years. They fought a MOUNTAIN of red tape to convert a former car dealership into a church facility, but in the end...they have a permanent place to call home. They had a celebration, and we had a challenge to keep growing.
Which is very interesting, as that's exactly the theme of the textbook for the current online class I'm taking.
Time for some introspection.
I wanted to start off with that bit of backstory, just to put into perspective my, um, interesting morning, choir wardrobe wise. Because it really isn't about the clothes. Even though I feel like I have a smidge of egg on face...it's really not about the clothes. (click the sidebar link to the post about the choir wardrobe if you've never read it...)
The choir wardrobe for September is the colors for the Women's Conference decor...black, gray and garnet red. There was much discussion of what, exactly, garnet red would be.
Now, we do have some posters about the building with the red in the graphics, and there's a particular red dress that has been in all the social media promotions. So my take on it...which was reinforced by the color of the pillows that I sewed for the decor (see previous post)...was that it is a deep, true red.
I have a silk top that is exactly my idea of the color, which I intended to wear today, but it was wrinkled and I ran out of time to iron it. So I ended up wearing a red Jalie 2566 cap-sleeved T, the black BWOF 5-2009-108 collared vest and striped Jalie pants that I have never managed to review.
The t-shirt may have been just a hair brighter than my idea of garnet, but it's close.
With the exception of one other lady, who wore a shirt the same color as mine, pretty much the rest of the red in the choir was heavily mixed with brown...last year's Pantone color-of-the-year, merlot; close to burgundy.
I told my brighter-red buddy that we were the sparkle in the glitter today.
SO....the women's conference is next weekend. We'll see what the main red is in the decor; if it turns out to be the merlot color, I'm going to be living in black and gray for the rest of the month; all my burgundy is winter-weight. But if it is the true red...well, I've got some of that. LOL.
BTW, the women's conference, She Is Worth, will be live streamed if anyone's interested. We have 1191 pre-registered, which has blown away all previous records for conference pre-registration. My job on the church staff means that I'm over the pre-registration and the check-in processes, so it's going to be a very busy week. The first session is Thursday at 7 PM Central. Holler if you want particulars and I can set you up with the link to the feed. It's free...