I hope today you can spend in leisure enjoying this close to the summer season. What beautiful days were had this summer and before us is the fall with its crisp nights and cool harvest days. I am so looking forward to being with all of you on Sunday in worship. Sunday School also begins on Sunday. Please click through the link for your registration form. Sunday School Registration.
We all have watched with great concern this past week as refugees have poured into the EU. The image of the toddler washed ashore put a face to the nameless people fleeing their homeland. Many of us would like to do something to aid these men, women and children who hope to make a new life for themselves in a strange land. Our United Church of Christ Global Missions is aiding both the refugees and those in the war-torn areas. Should a call come out for further support, I will let you know. We are ministry partners with the Refugee Immigration Ministry. It is quite likely there will be ways in the future we can offer hands-on ministry to a family. Should you be interested please let me or Val Bowden know.
Please do hold these refugees and our world in your prayers. As people flee the horrors of war and ISIS, the world including the US needs to find a save haven for them.
Holy One, may our hearts be open to the stranger. May they know the welcoming embrace of your love. Amen
Peace, Rev. Beth