Friday, July 12, 2024

Gentle Faith: Who Is the Presbyterian Church USA Today?

Standing on our previous discussion "What Does it Mean to be a Presbyterian?" we now turn to exciting new ways that we are joining in community and worship. Each Sunday morning at 10:00, we'll be learning about new ways that today's Presbyterian church has innovated, created and re-created, practiced being the church in a secular world, and expanding traditional modes of worship to include all God's people. We'll be led in discussion by Rev. Merri Alexander. Please join us! All are welcome. 

Monday, July 1, 2024

July Newsletter - Hot off the Presses!

Time to check your emails, or click on the link below for our new monthly newsletter, "I Lift Mine Eyes..." That title will be familiar to any reader of the Psalms, for it is the start of the beloved Psalm 121: I l lift mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help? My help cometh from the Lord, which made heaven and earth." 

The idea behind the title is to evoke the beautiful mountains in which our town and our church building is nestled, somewhat closely, against. But it's also an invitation to recall the remainder of that verse, which reminds us that our help comes not from tangible things we can see and touch, not from politicians or financial securities, not from nations or states, but from the mysterious, all-loving, all powerful creator of all that is and ever has been, all that ever will be, seen and unseen. We make our plans and schedules---indeed, you'll find many of them carefully noted in this newsletter!---but ultimately we are here to serve our Lord and our neighbors in ways both large and small, and to love one another as we are loved. 

Painting of a series of gentle mountain ranges from a distance, trees leafed in green, tinged with gold and reds.

"Blue Ridge Splendor" - painting by Pat Gower, currently on display at Zuma's coffeeshop

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