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It may seem like quite the juxtaposition, moving so quickly from a month of focusing on stewardship to turn our attention towards sabbath. After all, isn’t stewardship all about work, work, work, and sabbath aboutnot working? Yet stewardship and sabbath are in fact closely connected and necessary partners in a holistic life of faith and practice. We get into trouble if we spend too much time focusing on one without the other. Read full newsletter
The Community Food Pantry, located on 15th Street, has dozens of volunteers who help dispense food. As representatives of the congregation, Becky McKimmy and I have been volunteering once a month on Tuesdays (plus all 5th Wednesdays). Matt McKimmy, Carol, Bob and Rae Hunter have also pitched in when needed. I also represent both our congregation and West Richmond Friends on the Food Pantry board (which meets every other month). One day this past month almost 50 people came for food in a two hour period. Read full newsletter
Though all of us are ministers of Christ’s Good News, at times we recognize certain persons who have committed their life’s work to set-apart ministry. Ordination is such an occasion, and on Sunday, October 7th we will be celebrating as a community when Todd Reish is ordained in his calling to chaplaincy at the Brethren Retirement Community in Greenville, OH. Read full newsletter
What does sabbath mean for us as 21st-century followers of Jesus? How does this ancient Jewish practice inform our own spirituality? How do you find rest and renewal? On September 30th we began a 6-week focus on “Reclaiming Sabbath” during which we will explore many different paths toward sabbath-keeping in our culture and context. Read full newsletter