Members and Friends:
We are halfway there. We are halfway through the year. I would like to thank everyone who has helped to make this ministry year so meaningful. I would also like to encourage you to keep faith as we keep moving forward in making God’s love known to the world. Given the times in which we live, the world needs to know that the love of God is available to all creation. Loving others is not always the easiest thing to put into practice. It is my daily prayer that my love for God and my fellow persons might increase. Indeed we are on a mission and that mission is to help motivate and inspire our neighbors to love and honor each other.
The Faith, Formation and Action group will begin its summer study on Wednesday, June 6th. We will gather at 6:30 p.m. We will share a meal and explore the topic “Ending Racism in The Church.” The text that we will use is of the same name, Ending Racism in The Church, edited by Susan E. Davies and Sister Paul Teresa Hennessee, S.A. If you have never participated in one of these studies, I would like to encourage you to do so. Given the demographics of our church, this is an important topic.
This topic is important due to the political climate of our country. As people of faith, we must have the courage and faith to lead the way in combatting this evil, which plagues our country. One of the many strengths of our congregation is the manner in which we embrace and struggle with diversity. Given the context in which we create community, I believe that we sometimes are lulled into a belief that racism is no longer problematic in this country.
I would also like to encourage you to join us on Sunday mornings at 9:00 a.m. for Forum. If you have not had an opportunity to lead a forum, I would be more than happy to speak with you about a topic that you would like to discuss.
Most importantly, I want to encourage everyone to continue to pray daily for the mission and ministry of this church. As we continue to minister to our community, we want to discern who God is calling us to be in the world. We want all that we say and do here to be for the honor and glory of God. Let us remain faithful to that which God has called us to do.
I believe the promise found in Galatians 6:9 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV): “So let us not grow weary in doing what is right, for we will reap at harvest time, if we do not give up.” Thank you for being a part of the ministry of this church.
Peace and Blessings,