27 May

June Pastor’s Pen

June begins the hectic travel season for so many of us. Family vacations, traveling sports teams, summer camps, missions trips, and more. Summer is a season of memories and adventures! I’m a big fan of traveling, often reflecting on Mark Twain’s wise words, “Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one’s lifetime.” So, get out of those corners through travel, books, or conversations with those with experience in corners other than your own.

When you’re in town, we hope to see you on Sundays. When you are on the road, we hope you’ll watch online or listen to our podcast to help you stay connected with God and us.

I’ll also be traveling a lot in June, with a trip to Italy with my newly graduated nephew and to Kenya with our church mission team. In my absence, we are grateful to welcome back our Rev. Todd Pridemore to preach on June 18, 25, and July 2. Todd and I will preach a summer series titled “Asking for a Friend.” Each Sunday in June and July, we’ll discuss a stand-alone question about faith that you or “a friend” might be asking.

There are many ways to stay connected and in community this summer besides Sunday morning worship and Bible Study classes. We look forward to seeing you between summer adventures.

Sunday, June 11 | Church Picnic, 6-8 pm, Memorial Park

Wednesday Meals | 5-5:45 pm, Fellowship Hall

Pickleball | 5:45-8 pm Wednesdays, Gym

Sunday, August 6 | Church Swim Party, 7:30-9 pm, Memorial Pool, Cost $1

For the glory of God and the good of the world,

Pastor Mel

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