In the middle years of the nineteenth century, a clergyman named Charles Kingsley was the personal chaplain to Queen Victoria of England. He was a man whom she greatly admired. The story is told that one day she asked him the secret of his beautiful life. To which he replied, “I had a friend.” Most of us would not think of describing our own lives as beautiful. And we would probably be embarrassed if someone else should do so. But we would doubtless agree with him that whatever beauty there is within us is largely attributable to our friends. People […]
There is something about our human nature that finds it difficult to believe in the good. We seem to find it fairly easy to believe in the bad. But the kind of faith that looks to the future with an expectation of good is rare indeed. This tendency is reflected in our speech. We describe some things as “too good to be true.” But how often have you heard something described as “too bad to be true?” That is not how we think. For many, the bad is readily believable, but […]
Incoming first graders and new families to our Religious Education program can register on-line. Students who were registered last year need to re-register on-line as well. Religious Education begins on October 6th. Details to be released in early September. Please contact Mary Rose, Director of Religious Education, at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions. Thanks for your patience and understanding during this difficult time.
It seems to me that our church, in the 21st century, has a golden opportunity to make the gospel real and relevant to a world that is weary of wars, terrorism, bondage, weary of emptiness, and increasingly weary of moral degradation. It is a time when we should prepare ourselves to be the church at its best. We must remind ourselves that the world is ready now for the message of God’s love, delivered by people like ourselves who demonstrate that loyalty in their own lives. A large part of […]