Sundays at 9:30am, we offer a shorter, multigenerational time of worship in the front yard of the church. We will video for Facebook.Bring your own lawn chair, sit 6 feet apart, wear a mask.
August and September, we will enter into a theme of Home. Home is where we can relax and be ourselves. God is our true home.
Trina Bose North’s thoughts on home…
Since March, I have spent more time at home with my three kids. This pandemic has slowed me down and kept me home, and I am grateful. I know these days with my kids at home are numbered, and I will always treasure the memories being made right now. But I don’t want to paint an inaccurate picture of our time together. When my kids are picking on each other and not being kind, I tell them, “Stop, this is their home. They need to feel safe here.”
And that is truly how I feel. I believe home should be our safe landing. It should be where we are allowed and encouraged to be our true selves. Home should be the place we feel welcomed, accepted, and loved. This is also how God feels. We get to bring our full selves to God, and through God’s grace, we are accepted and loved and grown into our best version of ourselves.
The Bible has many images of home. Throughout August and September, we will hear stories of the Israelites searching for their homeland, Jesus visiting people’s homes, and the home God makes for us here on earth. In all of these stories, the homes are like a character, adding God’s welcome and warmth, acceptance and safety.
Join us these weeks as we focus on home. I invite us to into God’s familiar presence of acceptance and love. May God feel like home to us, and may we find our way back home.