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It's the Wednesday Email!

Happy Wednesday!

It’s the church’s busy week! We had our first book study yesterday, and it was great to talk about our own seeking and spiritual journeys as we figure out what people are looking for in the world today. If you’ve been on the fence, we do have another session meeting at 7 tonight (which is also when we’ve got our first choir rehearsal)! And then on Saturday, we’ve got our church cleanup from 9-12, as we attack some spider webs, clean some windows, and prepare the church for the winter. Sunday at 3:30, we’ll re-gather for fellowship and fun and whatever the Deacons have planned for us. AND we’ll have a World Communion Sunday liturgy as we join with people around the world to celebrate communion in all its forms and languages and settings while considering the Neighbors in Need we have in our midst. You can learn more in the video below.

I was pleased to see all the people at Bonnie Ballard’s funeral on Sunday afternoon, and the many more who came through the visitation. I think one of the most important things we can do to a church is to mark the events in the cycles of our lives together, being reminded that wherever two or three are gathered in Christ’s name, Christ is there also. To celebrate our hopes for life eternal, whatever its form, in the presence of people who can testify to the impact of one’s life is always a privilege.

As we think about the ways that we will provide that celebration and remembrance in the future, we want to remind you to fill out our survey (reports say it takes 15-20 minutes) so that we can best take advantage of the consulting we are receiving via a grant from the Eli Lily Foundation as a part of my work with the Leadership Center for Social Justice at United Theological Seminary: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/AnkenyUCC
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Grace and Peace,
Pastor Nathan

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