On Easter Sunday we came back together in community worship for the first time in over a year! Currently we will meet outdoors and will continue to confirm to COVID-19 safety standards that include wearing masks, distancing, and no congregational singing. We will continue to meet outdoors and will be discussing moving the worship indoors during the following days.
During this Eastertide season we are invited to reflect on the call by God to us calling us to become true Easter people. Times changed that morning when the three women arrived at the tomb to find it empty. The women were afraid mainly because the events that happened on that morning were not what they were expecting. It was a time of transformation and change.
Over the past year times have changed for all of us and the church has been called to transform calling us to serve our brothers and sisters in need. We have done just that. We are feeding over one-hundred people during each of the two community meals that we offer through the month and are serving close to three-hundred people during the month through Regina’s Pantry by providing groceries to those that would have none if the pantry was not in operation. On Maundy Thursday we celebrated Jesus’ call to love one another and to participate in a community meal. Through these ministries the church is living that call every day.
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The church needs your support through donations of time, talent, and treasure. The church needs your support in order for it to meet the call that God is making to us. Please consider helping us and making it possible for us to reflect God’s love back to the community we serve.
Blessings to all of you and we continue to hold you in our hearts.
Grace and Peace