Rev. Frenchye Magee
If you’ve been cooped up all week in an effort to stave off the cold, worship offers you and your family a great opportunity to get out and share your faith journey together! There are few contemporary issues that offer us more opportunity to examine and live our faith than immigration. As followers of Jesus, who want to be faithful to the spirit of Christ, we are called to remember that: 1)
all persons are made in the image of God
our biblical ancestors were immigrants;
the people of God are commanded to care for the foreigners in our midst as a testament to God’s abundance
. As 21
century persons who live with the reality of finding answers to the complex questions of economics and migration that have created the need for immigration reform, we face the challenge to create policies that result in the most good. How can we hear and speak to this issue without collapsing into polemics or surrendering our faith? We explore these questions together, and listen for the voice of the Spirit to guide us. Come enjoy beautiful music, great worship and Chef Warren’s fresh, hot brunch!
For the Children and the Adults in Their Lives:
Have you ever been "the new kid"? Maybe you came to a new school and had to meet new friends or you had a play date with someone and it was in a new place. It can take a lot of courage to be new. It can take a lot of courage to help the new kid feel welcome. When you've been new, what helped you feel safe and at home? How can you welcome a new person?