December 14, 2011
Well, we have just launched this new website and we are hopeful that this is the beginning of a push for growth of the church. We are, however, a much larger church than our membership indicates. This is most particularly true of the heart of the community. The compassion displayed by this group for one another and for the surrounding community is the most profound beauty of the people that I serve. Clearly, this church is WAY more about them than about me and WAY more about compassion than anything else..
All the same, the things that this congregation accomplishes over a year are amazing. This year alone we have sponsored 6 concerts. We have hosted a weekend workshop on scared chant. We have donated more than $1000 to the local food pantry through our fund raising efforts. At every event, we have had hospitality with donated goodies for intermissions. Additionally, the congregation has seen that the entire church is painted on the exterior. A new stonewall has been built in front of the church. We have had four services that included at least two trumpets, organ, violin, piano and guitar. We have had services with up to four guitar players. Several of our members have volunteered to play music for our services at other times. Whew, for the size of our membership, it is fantastic what we have done both for our own little community and for the community around us. And all this is aside from the pastoral care that our compassionate membership has offered to members of the church and to members of the community around us. I am awed.
I hope that some of you who do not join us regularly, or who are seeking a new spiritual community will come and give us a try. We would love to meet you and have you experience the open and loving community that we are. If you are seeking a community that will strengthen your spiritual underpinnings, we can be that for you.
See you in church, I hope!!
Faith, peace, and energy,
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Rev. Ben Fowler
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