A Word From the Pastor
All around us there are new avenues of communication and interaction opening up that allow us to relate as a community in new ways. As a church, we hope to use all the different available tools to best provide sources of spiritual sustenance. This summer we are sending each of our children home with a "Take Out Church" box. We know that many families will travel during the summer months, and even if you are not here with us we want to provide some ways to grow and develop their faith. Each box is placed in a clean, pizza box so it is convenient to throw in the car or take along with you.
Also, we are working on a new project that will be launching in the fall, called "Connection Cards." Not everyone can get to the church to take part in as many studies as they would like, and sometimes our lives get busy. We will be making cards to be placed in the entryway on different spiritual topics, e.g. prayer, gratitude, journaling. Each card will contain a selection of reading or study guides that are available, apps or podcasts that can be used, and a section that highlights how you can connect your practice through the church. Our hope is that these cards will encourage you to explore those areas that enrich you and bring you joy. It will also serve to push the church to more fully actively engage in the values we hold important. Beginning in October, there will be the opportunity to come together in the parlor for an open discussion about the topics that have been in your thoughts in the past month.
As we move forward, we want everyone to know that your voice is important in the life of the church. Let us know if you have a topic that you would like to see explored in our Connection Cards. Is there something that you are passionate about? Come and share it.