At 7:00 this Thursday, East Hills is hosting a community meeting about a proposed skate park nearby. This is not a religious event, and the church has no position on the park. But it will be our neighbor if it gets built, so there is nothing wrong with EHA attenders showing up to give their two cents. Because of work, I will not be there. Fortunately though, I have a blog, so I can spew my two cents at any time whatsoever.
Personally, my little contact with local skateboarders has made me think their unwholesomeness is very exaggerated. I spent several hours at a skate park in Longview to practice action photography, and I was impressed. Although they were unsupervised, the only bad behavior I ever saw was the occasional underage smoking, and they seemed to get along with each other well. And they were certainly more polite about having their pictures taken than a lot of respectable adults and downtown businesses! Add in the ministry opportunity they represent, and I suggest they would do us more good than harm.