From the Pastor

Wholeness is Active Work for Justice

Dear Church,

A movement for wholeness is not a passive call for unity. Wholeness - like worship - like peace - is not possible without justice. I invite you to join us Sunday morning for worship on Zoom, where we will sing, pray, and hear scripture that centers on the wholeness or shalom of God as we continue exploring the identity of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). Follow us on Facebook to see the next service announcement and zoom link. We look forward to transitioning back to our church building on July 5 with continued streaming services for those who stay home.

I also call your attention to two sources for information, inspiration, and action this week. First, the College of Regional Ministers released a call to action which you can read here, and includes a pledge for all of us to consider committing to. As a congregation with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), we are free to endorse or reject the policies of General Church leaders. Will this be something we support?

Second, The Poor People's Campaign - A National Call for Moral Revival, led by a Disciples minister, Rev. Dr. William Barber, will be holding a digital justice gathering on Saturday, June 20. Visit their website to learn more and follow the movement on social media to stay up to date on developments. I encourage you to read this litany, spoken during a recent day of fasting and focus.

Wholeness requires justice. A movement for wholeness requires a response from across the Body of Christ. "If one member suffers, all suffer together with it; if one member is honored, all rejoice together with it" (1 Cor 12:26).

Grace and Peace,

Pastor Trent