February 2020

He has told you, O man, what is good;
    and what does the Lord require of you
but to do justice, and to love kindness, 
    and to walk humbly with your God?
Micah 6:8

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Having recently commemorated both Sanctity of Life Sunday and the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in January, it is the perfect time to reflect on the “Imago Dei” – the image of God in all persons which conveys great worth and dignity. This truth undergirds God’s command to love our neighbors, standing in sharp contrast to our own cultural moment where people are divided into antagonistic groups of “us and them” and often valued merely for their utility, convenience and relationship to “me.” In this issue of Reflections, we will hear from several women at Knox who care deeply for the vulnerable in our society – the unborn, orphans, children in foster care, the elderly and those who have experienced suffering and indignity as people of color. Our prayer is that you will be encouraged and challenged by these stories and resources as you seek to follow Jesus far from home, living lives that counter-culturally honor our fellow image bearers.  

Caring for the Least of These:
A Heart for the Unborn and the Orphan
A Reflection by Karalee Robison

Caring for the Wounded:
A Heart for Racial Reconciliation
A Reflection by Sonia Kraftson

Caring for the Weak and Powerless:
A Heart for the Elderly
A Reflection by Rebecca Johnson

Upcoming C3W Events

TGCW Women's Conference
Spring Brunch

Scripture Cards on the Sanctity of Human Life

From The Weight of Glory by C.S. Lewis
It is a serious thing to live in a society of possible gods and goddesses, to remember that the dullest most uninteresting person you can talk to may one day be a creature which, if you saw it now, you would be strongly tempted to worship, or else a horror and a corruption such as you now meet, if at all, only in a nightmare. All day long we are, in some degree helping each other to one or the other of these destinations. It is in the light of these overwhelming possibilities, it is with the awe and the circumspection proper to them, that we should conduct all of our dealings with one another, all friendships, all loves, all play, all politics. There are no ordinary people. You have never talked to a mere mortal. Nations, cultures, arts, civilizations - these are mortal, and their life is to ours as the life of a gnat. But it is immortals whom we joke with, work with, marry, snub, and exploit - immortal horrors or everlasting splendors.
Caring for the Least of These:
A Heart for the Unborn and the Orphan
A Reflection by Karalee Robison
I’m Karalee Robison, wife to Scott Robison (for almost 7 years), mom to Eden (2.5 years) and lover of all things sweet, spending time outside, and most any new adventure that may come my way. I’m delighted to be able to share some of my thoughts with you regarding the Sanctity of Human Life based on some of my life experiences and my personal walk with God.  

My exploration of this topic takes us back to Genesis and causes us to look forward to the hope of the Gospel through the resurrection of Jesus Christ. In Genesis 2 we see that on the sixth day God creates man in His own image, in the likeness of Himself, He gives man dominion, and He calls man good. Yet very quickly we see in Genesis 3 that man’s relationship with God becomes broken and as Tim Keller states so well in his sermon, Safe in the Plan , “When our relationship with God fell apart, every other relationship fell apart.” Because our relationship with God was broken in Genesis 3, our relationship with ourselves is faulty, we have trouble in relationships with other people, and we experience suffering and evil, sickness and even death. 
Fast forward a few years into my career and shift over into my personal life where I was beginning to have to face the reality of brokenness on this side of heaven. Many things had come easily to me throughout my life, like school and sports, and if they didn’t, I would either move onto something else or just try harder. Unfortunately trying harder or moving on doesn’t really mean much when you and your spouse hear an unexpected word like “infertility” enter your world. The brokenness that entered the world through the fall of man had entered my personal life hard and fast.
You would think that this was the point in which my interest in “orphan care” sparked, but our merciful God had been planting those seeds in my heart for sixteen years. The same God that knit me together in my mother’s womb, held me so near and dear to His heart, that He knew how deep the desire was for me to carry a child and be a mom. And yet He created me, knowing that in this broken world, my desire would not be granted to me in a traditional way. So in His goodness, He started preparing me for this from the time I was just 8 years old. I remember sitting in an AWANA (Approved Workmen Are Not Ashamed) class listening to a missionary from Romania talk about her experience working in an orphanage. From that moment on, something in my heart stirred as God showed me His heart for the fatherless. As I grew older, He helped to guide and mold that dream for me by opening my eyes to the orphans and children in need right in the very cities where I was living. He opened my mind to broaden my understanding of how much He cared not only for a baby being carried in a mother’s womb, but also for the mother carrying that child, no matter the circumstance. 

The devil did a tricky thing when he spoke to Eve in the garden. Satan asked Eve, “Did God really say, ‘You must not eat from any tree in the garden’?” With that cunning question, I believe Satan has caused mankind, especially women, to question what God has really declared good in His creation. May I remind you today, that in creating you, God declared your existence good. And even though you were born into a broken world, He declared your life to be so valuable that He sent His Son to pay the price for your shortcomings and my shortcomings, so that we could spend eternity in glory with Him.

Years ago, one sweet girl I got to work with in the Safe Families for Children program asked me about the word “forever.” I was so thankful the Holy Spirit stepped in and gave me the know-how to share the definition of the word with Gospel themes and eternal truth. Ever since that simple conversation, I have been challenged to have more of an eternal perspective when it comes to the sanctity of human life. For me, things like orphan care, child welfare, and post abortion healing are areas that God’s heart for the sanctity of human life can shine through. Although these are difficult issues to face, I believe the beginning and the ending of our greater story in Christ can give us the strength and power to face them well.
Adoption Resources
Knox’s OAK ministry supports orphan care through adoption and fostering. The OAK website lists a wealth of resources on adoption.

Carried Safely Home , by Kristin Swick Wong
Read the adoption story of Knox's own Wong family as they experienced the ups and downs of international adoption, but even more, the faithfulness and kindness of God through it all.

ERLC (Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission) podcast: The Church and the Orphan Crisis - This ro und table discussion by four Christians working in a variety of capacities in orphan and foster care will challenge you to think about how as an adopted child of God you can join in the work of creating an adoption culture in our church, city and world. 
Post-Abortion Resources
Have you or a friend experienced the pain of abortion? There is hope and healing in Jesus and His church for you.  If this is your struggle, please reach out to   Karalee ,   Kristin Wong , or   Joyce Van Ryn , all Knox members who would love to begin a healing conversation with you.

These additional post-abortion resources may be helpful, as well. 
 Rachel's Vineyard provides a variety of support services including weekend retreats for healing after abortion.
Ramah International offers both pre- and post-abortion counseling and support.
Caring for the Wounded:
A Heart for Racial Reconciliation
A Reflection by Sonia Kraftson
My husband and I relocated to Ann Arbor in 2008 with one son and now we have three. Andrew works as an Endocrinologist, educator, co-fellowship director, and has various other responsibilities at University of Michigan hospital. We live in Cohousing, a neighborhood built to promote collaboration and friendship. I am a graduate student at Eastern Michigan University, studying Creative Writing and Studio Art.

When I look at your heavens, the work of your fingers,
the moon and the stars, which you have set in place,
what is man that you are mindful of him,
and the son of man that you care for him?
Yet you have made him a little lower than the heavenly beings
and crowned him with glory and honor.
Psalm 8: 3-8
Growing up with a population 95% Caucasian at Springton Lake Community Church, Delaware County Christian School, and Camp Deer Run/Brookwoods, I can count on two hands the number of African Americans I encountered. In High school, Vaughn Valentine, the only African American student in my class moved to the public school and I later followed. He integrated with a group of athletes who looked like him and I sought connections with anyone who would take me. I found a group from the inner-city, who lived in a chaperoned house near the school. I tried to fit in but couldn’t move my hips quite right and stood out with access to a car and a house on a square acre of land. 
There was a session one afternoon on Ebonics, and I remember suggesting to my friend Will after, that blacks would benefit from knowing proper English when navigating jobs, and a girl sitting next to him said, “I don’t like how she calls us blacks.” I turned and asked what term I should use, and she didn’t answer. As I look back, I wonder at my privilege in giving out this label, when I am exempt from being referred to by my skin color. 
Recalling this, I wonder how many times this type of microaggression happened for her and how often I was the aggressor, without even being aware of it. It made me afraid I would offend others, the way I had her. Paul writes, “Pay careful attention to yourselves and to all the flock, in which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to care for the church of God, which he obtained with his own blood.” Acts 20:28
I find self-awareness to be difficult here. A classmate told me recently, that at storytimes and toddler music groups, the other moms seemed to be in clicks and wouldn’t talk to her. She followed with, “Is it because I am black?” How many times at the library was I one of those moms? 
Doubting myself, I turned to narratives of others. I read  Just Mercy by Brian Stevenson on his work around defending those who have no advocates, and Shaka Senghor on his life leading to prison and later motivating others. Through the fiction and non-fiction of James Baldwin, Amie Cesare, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Yaa Gyasi, Tayari Jones, Jamaica Kincade, Tonya Foster, John Keene, Chigozie Obioma, and others, I listened to generational oppression, individual narratives, and communal references that allowed me to go deeper into other’s stories.
Jonah Mixon Webster came to Eastern in 2018 and performed his work about the Flint Water Crisis including the details of his niece’s lead poisoning and how it affected her development. M. NourbeSe Philip's book  Zong draws attention to African slaves being thrown overboard so that the ship’s owners could file an insurance claim for them as lost property. Her book attempts to locate the voices of those murdered at sea. 
I interviewed Dominique Dubois Guilliard about his book,  Rethinking Incarceration: Advocating for Justice That Restores , published by Intervarsity Press. His pastoral work in Oakland, CA, considers the systems feeding prisoners, the effects of incarceration on families outside, the church’s fear of talking about incarceration, the vibrant faith of people of God inside, and Christian’s fears relating to people upon their release.
In 2018, I participated in the dialogue hosted by Kayla Chenault between Knox and New Hope Baptist Church. Kayla asked questions about people’s experiences with race. Congregants shared stories of Ann Arbor neighbors water hosing them, of students they taught treating them terribly, landlords asking them to leave and police visits instigated by anonymous calls. It was a sobering reality to hear the experiences of these brothers and sisters. It is sobering to hear stories of African American friends leaving Knox due to the struggle of being misunderstood or feeling out of place. I wonder what would change this, knowing the heart of many here for relationship, and I long for a posture that invites all to find rest at Knox.
Over the past few years, I have been cultivating friendships. I seek out places where there can be story exchanges, co-led storytelling at the Ypsilanti library, and workshop poetry with inmates at Huron Valley Women’s Prison. I am thrilled to be a part of Knox’s upcoming book study,  Be the Bridge: Pursuing God's Heart for Racial Reconciliation  by Latasha Morrison. I pray for openness and connection with the larger community of faith as we engage in our stories and learn how to love one another well. 


How can we honor those with whom we strenuously disagree? In this article, read about two very different men, Cornel West, an African American progressive, and Robert George, a white social conservative, who have taken the time to honor each other by listening deeply, courteously challenging the other’s positions and loving each other well through years of robust friendship. For these deeply committed Christian men, their friendship is rooted in their respect for human dignity as image bearers of God.

Recommended by Knox Elder Sara Chang, Disunity in Christ by Christena Cleveland addresses issues along the lines of loving our neighbors especially within the global (and American) church. 
Caring for the Weak and Powerless:
A Heart for the Elderly
A Reflection by Rebecca Johnson
Thoughts on Aging in the Church Family

I have been a nurse for over 40 years and have had lots of different work experiences – ICU, ED, Recovery Room, and for the past 14 years I have been a clinic nurse at Turner Geriatrics at the University of Michigan. I love my job for many reasons but the opportunity to connect with families during challenging times/transitions is the most rewarding. I speak daily with elderly patients and their families who are trying to navigate through the realities of failing health, and also the bigger issues of end of life decisions
God had prepared me for this position. When I started in Geriatrics, my family and I had just spent over a year taking care of 2 family members, (my mother-in-law and an aunt) and loved them until the end with the help of hospice. My mother was going through the diagnosis process of vascular dementia, and soon came to live with us until she died 2 years later. So I have been immersed in this work personally and professionally. We lost 3 family members, but without doubt the hardest experience was living with dementia.
Unfortunately the church often overlooks families struggling with dementia, which is a heart-breaking disease. It’s difficult to understand the repeated grief these families are encountering with every loss – independence, judgment, family memories, ability to speak. Emotional fatigue may cause the family to decline offers of help and we’re probably too quick to assume they’re handling it “quite well.” My family collected a few stories of well-meaning comments that were quite funny – one kind-hearted person told me “God knew who to give this disease to – I could never handle it,” as if my mother had signed up for this!   

As believers we can turn to Scriptures and find that verses take on new poignancy in ways that might not have spoken to us before. The declaration that nothing can separate us from the love of God (Romans 8:38-39) comforts in new ways, but some verses are puzzling. Image bearers? How can we see God’s image in this dear person whose behavior has become unrecognizable? How we treat others who begin to lose the obvious signs of image bearing reveals how deeply our belief is anchored. Serving these brothers and sisters among us brings dignity to the situation – when we truly see those who are wasting away as image bearers. The reality is, that we all are wasting away daily (and maybe that's why it's often easier to ignore those who remind us of our own frailty). And it’s what Christ did for us – Emmanuel, God with us – bending down to our level, walking alongside us.

Godly friends were such blessings for our family. We had friends who welcomed her to their homes with other believers so she could hear scripture and sing hymns. One dear friend came and sat with my mom so I could go to church and hear Christmas carols. Some came and sang hymns around her bed the day before she died – all comforts that I was too exhausted to plan. And we were thankful we were able to keep her with us. God gave us encouragement in unexpected ways. One day my college-aged daughter came into the house and greeted my mother with a hug and kiss. At this point my mother didn’t know any of us, but she looked up at Rachel with a pleased look and said, “You’re mine, aren’t you?” Those glimpses of her loving heart were also glimpses of God’s presence and grace.
For this light momentary affliction is preparing
for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison.
2 Corinthians 4:17.

Some books Rebecca recommends:

" Alzheimer’s, Human Dignity, and a Church That’s Truly Pro-Life by Todd E. Brady - This article relates how one church honored a long-time member with Alzheimer’s.

Book Reviews
by Latasha Morrison

Reviewed by Natalie Thompson

There are some books that you know you'll be referring back to again and again, that you find yourself talking about to anyone who will listen and that you'll have a deep urge to discuss in a group setting. This has been my experience with  Be the Bridge: Pursuing God's Heart for Racial Reconciliation  by LaTasha Morrison. I've read several books on the topic of racial reconciliation as this is a topic that is near and dear to my heart as a Latina in an intercultural marriage and as a person of faith. Back in our Durham, NC, days when David was in law school, we attended a church named Reconciliation United Methodist and it was (amazingly) about 1/3 Caucasian, 1/3 African American and 1/3 Latinx....it wasn't our easiest church experience as it was essentially in small start-up mode and quite socio-economically diverse as well as racially, which truth be told made for some awkward uncomfortable moments, but it also taught us to be faithful despite our emotions. It taught us that sometimes you do have to intentionally enter the mess, offer up Communion in a different language, challenge yourselves to incorporate other traditions in your liturgy to see God's heart for unity, for reconciliation. And in  Be the Bridge , Morrison digs in deeper, sharing her story about how God pursues us in this and offers us so much grace. But be forewarned, there are some hard topics in here, everything from colorism (which also affects the Latinx and Asian communities) as well as what true conviction, lamentation and confession look like.

I so appreciate Morrison beseeching the church as well as other institutions to not shy away from true lament...the example of Georgetown University undergoing deep confession and forgiveness was so inspiring, and I hope it's an example of more to come. And so often racial reconciliation is a loaded topic, one that doesn't lend itself to typical dinner party chatter, so it's easy to shy away from it. And that has been our collective societal privilege until now. Yet who better than the church to help facilitate and foster this dialogue? Yes, the church has been complicit in so many forms, but the church (and here I mean the collective church), which is well-versed in the language of forgiveness and restoration, can be such a help and blessing to the rest of society that is broaching racial reconciliation from another lens.

The book itself is broken down into three parts: Part 1- The Bridge to Lament, Part 2- The Bridge to Confession and Forgiveness, and Part 3-The Bridge to Restorative Reconciliation, and each chapter has a liturgy/prayer after it as well as discussion questions. This is hard work to undertake, but it's heart work and for that I do hope everyone will find the courage to read it.
by Timothy Keller

Reviewed by Jennifer Donovan

I ordered this book a few years ago after reading several glowing endorsements but began reading it with a bit of apprehension. To be honest, I really didn’t want a lot of my assumptions challenged! I was comfortable with my “worldview” and wasn’t especially anxious to upset the proverbial apple cart. As I opened the pages of this little book and began reading, I suspected it might do just that! And of course, I was right because that is what the Scriptures rightly understood do! They are, after all, a two-edged sword that cuts us to the heart, speaking eternal truths that uproot our false and comfortable gods. And Keller builds his arguments firmly on the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments, showing God’s unwavering concern and advocacy for the widow, the orphan, the foreigner, the stranger – those that the world (that I/we) often ignore or worse, oppress by sins of both omission and commission.  

Many today believe that organized religion and Christianity in particular are complicit in oppressing the poor and minorities. Keller argues that the exact opposite is true. He contends that God’s grace truly experienced and embraced is the greatest motivator to a life seeking to do justice. In his ministry in Virginia and New York he has seen this borne out again and again. “To my surprise, there is a direct relationship between a person’s grasp and experience of God’s grace, and his or her heart for justice and the poor….I have observed over the decades that when people see the beauty of God’s grace in Christ, it leads them powerfully toward justice.” (Preface, pp.xx-xxi)  In relating the story of the Good Samaritan, probably the most famous biblical apologetic for caring for the needy, the stranger, the outcast, Keller concludes, “He [Jesus] came to us and saved us, not merely at the risk of his life, as in the case of the Samaritan, but at the cost of his life. On the cross he paid a debt we could never have paid ourselves. Jesus is the Great Samaritan to whom the Good Samaritan points.” (p.77)

In reading this book a second time for this review, I was again challenged to conform my heart and actions to God’s heart for justice. Whether your political leanings are progressive or conservative, Keller will challenge you to think more biblically about your assumptions. Weaving together the scriptures with decades of ministry experience, he invites us to engage our culture for the sake of our fellow image bearers reminding us that, “The Bible teaches that the sacredness of God has in some ways been imparted to humanity, so that every human life is sacred and every human being has dignity. When God put his image upon us, we became beings of infinite, inestimable value.” (p.83) May we have the courage to truly see and love our neighbors, becoming to them a Good Samaritan as we pattern our lives after the Great Samaritan!
Articles & a Podcast
How Mr. Rogers Practiced Truly Seeing People - Have you seen the movie  A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood ? It’s the story of childhood icon Fred Rogers, whose Christian faith worked itself out in the way he engaged everyone he met with intentionality and kindness, from the children who watched his TV show to a cynical reporter. He sought to see and honor the dignity in each and every person that he encountered.  This review by Erik Parks will whet your appetite for this delightful and uplifting movie.  

More than Hashtags: Fight for Human Dignity - This article by Daniel Darling suggests five practical ways that we can put God’s call to love our neighbors into practice. 

Why Stories - Often stories touch our hearts in ways that arguments can’t. This resource is a collection of stories touching on a wide range of human experience from folks dealing with unplanned pregnancies, to homelessness, to human trafficking to refugee experience. Be sure to scroll down to the bottom to the “read more stories” button.

No Matter How Small: The Gospel and Human Dignity - Relating the story of how Theodor Seuss Geisel went from a war propagandist who portrayed the Japanese as sub-human to writing the well-known line from  Horton Hears a Who , “a person is a person no matter how small,” Daniel Darling's podcast challenges us to think biblically about the vulnerable among us from the unborn to the refugee to those wounded by racial discrimination. You will be moved by this impassioned call to honor all humans as those bearing the very image of God! 
EPC Position Papers
The EPC, the denomination to which Knox belongs, has spoken to issues of human dignity in the following position papers.

Taking the Next Step:
Additional Organizations Where You Can Get Involved
Want to learn about how you can get more deeply involved in God’s call to “do justice, love kindness and walk humbly with your God”?  Check out these ministries with whom Knox partners for additional opportunities to pray and serve.
Hope Clinic was born out of broken hearts, people who saw the pain of their neighbors and wanted to help. For 37 years Hope Clinic has given attention to the forgotten corners of our community, bringing light to the beauty that exists there and investing in hope for the future. They have empowered people who felt overwhelmed by the immensity of the problem and guided them to find small things they could do with great love, and over time that has made a big difference. They serve the Washtenaw area by providing free medical, dental, food, and care and prayer in Jesus’ name. Knox has partnered with Hope for years and many of our members volunteer there. Find out how you can engage with this ministry by contacting a Knox deacon or check out their website .
Since 2013, the Serge team in Kibuye , including the four founding medical missionary families from Knox, has partnered with Hope Africa University and Kibuye Hope Hospital to bring high-quality, compassionate medical care in the name of Jesus to the poor in rural Burundi. The team also provides clinical training to medical professionals, equipping the next generation of Burundian physicians. On the Serge website read their stories, find their prayer requests and partner with this remarkable team who has left lucrative careers in the West behind to serve some of the world’s poorest citizens in Jesus’ name!  
“Every day, countless people are trafficked into slavery, as slave owners make a profit off their vulnerability. International Justice Mission is a global organization with a solution to end it.” Their work includes finding and rescuing victims who have been trafficked, bringing criminals to justice and working to strengthen justice systems in countries throughout the world. Knox partnered with IJM in 2013 to send a team to Uganda to sort, organize and file legal documents in a local courthouse so that the legal system could access information necessary to carry out justice for widows seeking to retain their property. More recently, IJM and 8th Day Bakery (a Knox-supported ministry) have been working in South Asia to rescue women from slavery and provide them with aftercare and meaningful work. Check out their work on their website .
World Relief is a global Christian humanitarian organization that brings sustainable solutions to the world’s greatest problems – disasters, extreme poverty, violence, oppression, and mass displacement. Believing that, “the local church is God’s plan to reveal his mercy, compassion and truth to people around the world” they partner with local churches and community leaders in the U.S. and abroad to bring hope, healing and transformation to the most vulnerable. Read more on the website .
Upcoming C3W Events
Mini-Gatherings (Late February-Early March)
Mini-Gatherings are groups of 3-4 women gathered in area coffee shops and restaurants to get to know each other and engage in gospel conversations. Sign up for these according to your availability (weekday, weeknight, weekend) and you’ll be placed in a group and connected via email. Then you can choose a time and location to meet for conversation using guided questions provided by C3W. Mini-Gatherings are designed to be one-time events, though several Mini-Gathering groups have decided to continue meeting to deepen newly formed relationships.
C3W Mini-Retreat and TGCW Conference 2020
A Reflection by Deb Kumpf
“Resurrection Life in a World of Suffering” was the theme for The Gospel Coalition Women’s Conference in the summer of 2016. This conference was my first experience with The Gospel Coalition and it came at a time in my life when I really needed it. I was in the middle of personal problems and feeling quite down on myself. I thought I was a failure as a Christian. In the very first session of the conference I was encouraged to see and to remember who I am in Christ. We sometimes forget who we are in Christ when life is going poorly, when we’re making poor choices. So as we dove into 1 Peter that weekend, God worked through the teaching to reorient me to His Word and His love for me.  After clarifying my identity in Christ and in light of it, I can now "Hope fully, Live purely, and Walk reverently," as Jen Wilkin outlined in her teaching on 1 Peter 1:13 - 2:3. 

You have a chance to experience those life-changing Scriptures, taught in four sessions, at our C3Women’s Mini-Retreat, March 6-7, 2020. I hope you can come.

The Gospel Coalition will host another Women’s Conference, June 11–13, 2020, in Indianapolis. The teaching will help you dig into your Bible as we study the book of James together. What I love about this conference is that it’s a conference for women, not a conference about women. We are fortunate to live close to Indianapolis and this exceptional conference. Please consider joining me and other women from Knox as we attend this event in June. I look forward to God speaking to us through this teaching from James. 

Register below for the C3W Mini-Retreat and the TGC Women's Conference 2020.

 C3W Mini-Retreat
March 6-7 at Knox

Resurrection Life in a World of Suffering speakers Kathleen Nielsen, Jen Wilkin, Carrie Sandom and Mary Willson (our upcoming Spring Brunch speaker) will lead us through the first 3 chapters of 1 Peter
Indianapolis, June 11-13
STEADFAST: The Book of James

Choose “Early Registration" ($174 with Knox discount code KNOXPRESBY through February 18). Enter Knox discount code at bottom of the page. Then click “Continue” to complete your registration. 

Save the Date! C3W Spring Brunch
Mark your calendars for Saturday, April 18, as we gather for a lovely morning of fellowship and encouragement. Mary Willson (daughter of Pastor Sandy Willson) will bring us a message of hope as we follow Jesus far from home with our eyes fixed on our future calling! 
Scripture Cards on the Sanctity of Human Life
As we follow Jesus far from home, Scripture is the road map we need to direct our path and give us courage and hope to live counter-culturally for God’s glory and the sake of the world. Download, print, and keep these lovely cards in your purse, on a kitchen cabinet, in your car, on your desk at work...to encourage you on this journey.  Download your copy here.  (Also available pre-printed on the C3W table in the atrium on Sunday mornings.)