Spring Cleaning really is a “thing” in our community, but it isn’t only a local phenomenon. Spring Cleaning occurs in many cultures around the world. It refers to a kind of “deep cleaning” people do each spring. You may not know this, but advice about Spring cleaning is abundant – from tips, checklists, and guides to simple shortcuts. You can find the information almost anywhere and everywhere. If you haven’t started your spring cleaning yet, you might be just a little behind.
At Mission Arlington®, we know that the cleaning season is underway in our community, and that it has been for some time. As you clean out closets in your home, or your business, you have been donating items to people who could use something special for their home. Around this time every year, our donation bins stay full, and the line of cars coming through never quite empties. We love it, because generosity is in the air, and the way you give continues to bless us. When you come by to “drop off,” you are always such an encouragement to us. Thank you.
Spring Cleaning can also refer to a person or organization who is “getting their affairs in order” before a big event or a new season in life. For Christians, Easter is a time that many revive or rededicate themselves to faith. 40 days before Easter, Lent begins. This is a time when many will set aside something of value to them to focus on Christ and his journey to the cross. Easter can truly be a way for some people to begin their journey of faith, and also for many to renew their commitment to Christ.
Easter is an important time for the Mission Arlington® family too. In this season, we host an Easter Store, designed to bless families with specific needs for this season. On Thursday of holy week, we gather youth from our Bible studies for a Maundy Thursday service, one designed specifically for them. On the Saturday before Easter, we host what we affectionately call the “World’s Largest” Easter egg hunt. And on Easter Sunday morning, our congregations gather with faithful believers here at home and all across the world to commemorate and celebrate the resurrection of our Lord. This is a season, we pray, when many can come clean before the Lord and to have a fresh new start.
We are so grateful for each and everyone of you who give, volunteer, and pray for us – not just in this season, but all year long.