Posted: July 28
Registration is now open for the 2015-6 session of Creative Play. This free, religion based playgroup has limited spaces.
|First United Methodist Church - Creative Play|
Posted: July 24
The scripture text for Sunday worship is Matthew 22:1-14; it is a confusing and disturbing text. These words from Anne Lamott have been very helpful to me as I am preparing for Sunday: (context: Anne's son Sam, then seven years old, is the only child among his group of friends who goes to church. Sometimes he doesn't want to go, but she doesn't let him get away with that.) "I make him go because I can. I outweigh him by nearly 75 pounds. But that is only part of it. The main reason is that I want to give him what I found in the world, which is to see a path and a little light to see by. Most of the people I know who have what I want -- purpose, heart, balance, gratitude, joy -- are people with a deep sense of spirituality. They are people in community, who pray, or practice their faith -- people banding together to work on themselves and for human rights. They follow a brighter light than the glimmer of their own candle; they are part of something beautiful." --Anne Lamott, Traveling Mercies: Some Thoughts on Faith (Anchor, 1999), 100. I hope to see you Sunday! Joy
Posted: July 21
The light shines in the darkness, yet the darkness has not overcome it.