An invitation for your active participation
Raleigh offered this prayer in worship on January 24, 2021. As we move through this pandemic, may we find the grace to bear witness to the struggles and injustices that harm our communities and also find a way to hope and work for better days.
This pandemic has done a job on us. It seems that every time we tried to pin down the coming of a better day, that day would come and go, leaving us still to wonder how long, O Lord, how long. And yet over and over, your word and the proclaimers of your word invite us to remain in and live in hopefulness. So again, dearest God, I pray that you find the cracks in our fear and cynicism and inject a fresh dose of the kind of hope that does not deny what is but is there in spite of what is.
Thank you for reaching our Medial Relief Debt goal!
An update on the work WOM is doing in 2020
Ways to support our church and mission partners this winter
Join us as we celebrate Advent this year in new ways, remembering the presence of Christ who continues to lead us into hope, peace, joy, and love.
Advent is such an important time in the life of our congregation. We get to experience all the garland and decorations. We learn about the chrismons hanging on the tree. And we get to see the light as it grows week to week.
Enriching Empathy for Today's Challenges
Sometimes I find great quotes for the beginning of our worship services, but they are just a bit too long to view (or digest) in a slide show. Today, I found a quote from Pierre Teilhard de Chardin (one of Dr. Glenn Hinson's favorite persons to quote), and it seemed to fit this strange coalescence of liminalities we find ourselves in.
Last week we spoke with Dennis Johnson who shared this prayer form Walter Rauschenbusch, a Baptist pastor and founder of the Social Gospel movement. Here's a prayer from this Baptist prophet as we move through this season of election.