This Summer I started knitting for the very first time. After some coaching from our fearless leader, Liz McCubbin, I took my needles and yarn home to get to work. In about ten minutes, I managed to mess things up royally. The next week I brought my tangled mess back to the class, and Liz was able to miraculously resurrect my feeble attempts into something identifiable as knitting. This pattern continued for several weeks, but each time I managed to work a little longer before things devolved into entropy.
Last Sunday, we had a great time at our annual church picnic. We had great food, wonderful fellowship, and a successful dessert auction where we raised over $1,500 for medical missions.
No More (Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Resources)
RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network)
National Domestic Violence Hotline
Photography from the career of our own Deborah Alexander will be on exhibit at EKU's Fred Parker Giles Gallery throughout October. The exhibit, titled “Surviving War, Building Peace: The Grace of Places,” comprises photos from her journey working with Mother Teresa through her work with the State Department in Bosnia, Afghanistan and beyond.
During these days of transitions, we underscore our commitments and prayerfully prepare for our future.
Read about our wonderful experience with Quinn Chapel A.M.E. on July 29th for a joint worship service and picnic on their church grounds on Charles Avenue.
Please follow the links in this article to learn more about the crisis of the Rohingya and sign the petition for Senator Mitch McConnell.
A prayer offered Sunday compiled from the words of the congregation about our summer theme of Gratitude.
During the summer, we will be offering "Next Steps." It will provide a way to follow-up from the previous Sunday's theme with a very specific course of action. These steps might invite further reading and study, or introduce and teach a welcoming and deepening spiritual practice, or suggest a change in behavior, to join a plan of service or to set in motion a specific way to offer a helping hand to someone in need.
Last week I was in Dayton for the Alliance of Baptists Gathering. And I must say, as an Alliance congregation, I think we're in good company. From challenging speakers and thoughtful presenters to gracious and welcoming hosts, the Alliance continues to surprise me with it's ever-widening welcome and it's dedication to issues of justice for all people.