The heartbeat and very reason for what we do is to build local communities and connect others into the story of life. The value of an individual is not based on what they contribute to society but rather because they exist. Belonging is the one human desire that everyones requires. Socality at its core is in the hands of the people. The essence of the movement is activated when people gather around common purpose on common ground.
Recently Socality was able to host a Socality Community Night in Dallas Texas. The event took place at The Flour Mill in McKinney and was turned into a space for community and connection. Over 150 people gathered to connect over conversation and of course, have a party. DJ Jonathan Hart created some good vibes while Jacob Miller played an acoustic set. We all ate Tacos from Taco and cooled of with Steel City Pops and Rachel Meagan Photography captured the night.
One of the highlights of the night was when I met Mason. Mason had brought a group of friends to the night. We started talking and in the middle of our conversation one of the girls looked at me and said, what is this? where am i? I loved that despite not knowing Socality, a whole group of friends decided to join Mason as he invited them all out. I explained the vision behind Socality. Later in the evening, one of Masons' friends ran up to me and said, " I get it! We are the church but we are not in a church". YES!!! Exactly! It is so good when it hits home. The church is not a building or a place, it is people. It is us, living and breathing in our communities. It takes places every moment we walk, talk and connect. Church was never meant to be an event but rather the very love of Christ demonstrated through our willing lives.
Take a look at a few shots below in the gallery that captured highlights of the community night. May we always keep gathering, keep building community and never forget that what we can do together will always be greater than what we can do on our own.
Photos by @rachel.meagan