Aaron Austin | November 6, 2016

In the midst of this anxiety-inducing election season, we all could use some peace. In the flurry of hateful, divisive words that seem to have little regard for the common good, it’s nice to be reminded that folks can still get along—even people with diverse backgrounds and beliefs. 

Last Thursday, folks from many different faith traditions gathered at St. Paul Church for a service of unity and thanksgiving.  Mark and I were privileged to participate in a beautiful service of prayer and song with a message delivered by Rev. Anthony Everett of Wesley United Methodist. 

I was reminded of what truly makes America great—our respect and care for one another, our determination to listen and understand each other even when we disagree, and our faith that we will find a way to collaborate for the common good. This beautiful showing of faith and solidarity is a reminder of the good that persists even when it looks like fear may prevail.  Thanks so much to JR Zerkowski at St. Paul for organizing this beautiful event.

You can watch the video of the service above or follow the link here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WQfk-VmeL68

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