We’re excited to have friends from
UNC-CH’s Presbyterian Campus Ministry
with us in worship at 11:00am. Our own
will share a little about his UNC PCM experience; Westminster member
serves on the board. UNC PCM strives to create a safe, inviting community where students can explore their faith through gatherings, small group studies, and discipleship opportunities. Supporting Campus Ministry is an important way we keep the promises we make at baptism to support and nurture young people, even when they move away from us.
We will also continue our journey through
The Confession of Belhar
focusing on section III, which calls us to be salt and light and a witness by all we do to the love of Christ in the face of hatred and enmity.
This week our family has been spending some days in Charleston, and as we were navigating downtown to find the ferry for Fort Sumter, Carrie pointed across the street and said, "Look!" We had come upon Mother Emmanuel AME Church, the site of a terrible massacre, when a young man walked into a Bible study on June 17, 2015, sat with them for a time, then began shooting. It was a scene of brazen and evil racist hatred, but the saints of Mother Emmanuel church handled themselves with overwhelming and beautiful faithfulness, even offering forgiveness at the first legal proceedings. I can think of no better recent example of sharing the salt and light of Christ's love with the world.
In these complicated days, might our work, with God's help, sprinkle some salt, shed a little light, and be a part of the ways Jesus Christ is transforming the world. See you Sunday.