Greetings from Jill
The news stories on TV lately have been so depressing. As a parent of young children, it worries me that the violence and political divisiveness will escalate, as well as spikes of the virus due to relaxing social distancing practices. But it also gives me hope that things can change for the better with the younger generation, those students graduating from high school and college, and also with my elementary age children. Not meant as a cliche, but they are our future. They see the world in color, not in black and white. They see our differences in culture and race, as things to celebrate and ways to learn from each other.
During worship this Sunday, we will be celebrating all graduates. It must be very disappointing for the students and families who will not have the big celebrations that were planned and face uncertainties about college schedules in the fall or the unsteady job market. Take this as an opportunity to reflect on how you can impact your community and serve others in need. My hope for all the graduates is that they do not become complacent in how things operate or the status quo. When they see behaviors and policies that are not equal to all, they speak out until every voice is heard.
Our weekly bible story based on Acts 2:1-41 describes the disciples filled with the Holy Spirit, allowing them to speak languages they did not know before. They told people in the streets about God's love for them. We can share that same message with our neighbors, by getting involved in our community and serving others. This summer, we will participate in
Summer ACTS of Service
. Each week we will describe a different way for your family to participate along with a new scripture verse from Acts. Keep watching online worship Sundays at 10 AM and reading our newsletters for more details.
We have also put all of our family resources together on the
Heart & Home page
on our website for easy reference.