MAY 18, 2021
A WEEK IN THE LIFE OF OUR CHURCH...
Celebrating our volunteers
We miss them dearly - the smiling faces of our volunteer receptionists! But we took the opportunity on Tuesday - #NationalReceptionistsDay - to connect with several of them. 

Hopefully they will be back on the job soon so we can see those faces in person! #AnActiveFaith
Reflective Time in the Memorial Garden

On Saturday afternoon, "Pray Without Ceasing" featured its last session with a reflective time in the Memorial Garden. A beautiful day in a beautiful setting!

The Discipleship Committee created several stations with poems and other words of inspiration to prompt reflection.

Thanks to the people who took advantage of this opportunity to rest and reflect, and to enjoy our serene grounds.
The "Taste and See" station:

"The purpose of this prayer form is to imagine all that has happened to this piece of fruit you will be holding in your hands. Before taking a bite, use your imagination to picture the development, and the journey this piece of fruit has taken to arrive into your hands."
"Earth is so thick with divine possibility that it is a wonder we can walk anywhere without cracking our shins on altars.” - Barbara Brown Taylor
 
As they exited, participants were invited to leave a stone at the altar, knowing the tender embrace of God.  
Sunday Worship
The Contemporary Worship Service musicians continue to share new musical selections, expanding their repertoire to the enjoyment of our service attendees.

We are so appreciative of the leadership of David Macbeth, and the musicians who share their talents with us each week.
The sacrament of baptism is a special one, and on Sunday it was a family affair when McKenzie Pierce was baptized. Then Dayton Pierce, McKenzie's father, was also given the sacraments. Mom Khara participated in the ceremony, as well as their family and friends - and our congregation, via Facebook Live.
Ice Cream & Popsicle Social

They were having too much fun to grab photos, but the small but mighty group that assembled on our church lawn Sunday afternoon enjoyed frosty treats, blowing bubbles, hula hoop-ing, and throwing a Frisbee with Associate Pastor of Formation and Justice Lindsey Altvater Clifton. A fine time was had by all!