Month: January 2020

A hand rests on an open bible.

February Faith Topics Classes: Race and the American Church

Did Christianity justify slavery, segregation and Jim Crow laws? Is Sunday still the most segregated day of the week? What should the beloved community look like? Join us for a three-part education series that explores these questions and how race has shaped Christianity and the American Church.

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Associate Pastor Michele Ward gives a charge to the congregation during Sunday worship.

Pastor’s Reflection: A Charge for the New Year

Every week at the end of the Sunday morning service, the preacher raises their hand and gives a blessing and a charge. The blessing is to comfort us and the charge is to challenge us. The Christian life is meant to give us both—the comfort of God’s presence and the challenge of God’s call. These paradoxes dwell side by side each time we conclude our Sunday morning services together in the sanctuary. As we ponder what we are about to eat for lunch, how we are traveling to our next destination, and what errands we need to run, God meets with us in order to bless us and charge us.

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