As the wheel of the year turns toward spring, hopeful new beginnings unfurl. As vaccination numbers increase and temperatures rise, hope springs forth for safely seeing other people outdoors. As the days lengthen, new life awakens underground, sap flows and hope for the sweetness of fresh possibilities arise. As much as I love winter and snow, spring is actually my favorite season because of the hopefulness it evokes in me.
I also feel hope and optimism when I consider the role our congregation at People’s Church plays in the world. This community provides opportunities to connect with others who hold similar values, to receive spiritual nurture and inspiration, religious learning and growth and to gain wisdom and perspective.
During these unusual times when we cannot gather in person, our creativity rises to find ways to connect and serve. So many of us are serving folks both within our congregation as well as within our larger community even amidst these difficult times.
Our mission is to build the Beloved Community which embraces and serves our diverse world. In this time when the effects of global climate change are increasing and the impacts of white supremacy cause so much harm, our mission is as important as ever.
We learn and grow together, we support one another and we work side by side to try and make the world a better place. This community motivates me to strive to be the best that I can be in the world. I am inspired to cultivate qualities of lovingkindness and generosity and to spread those out to everyone with whom I meet.
Together we are stronger and more effective than as individuals. Together we combine our resources and our gifts and share them with those in need. Together we inspire much hope both within ourselves and in the larger community through our acts of love and service.
As spring unfolds around us, may hope for new beginnings blossom in our own hearts and may we spread that inspiration far and wide.
Blessed Be, Diane Melvin, Religious Education Director
Video and Zoom RE Classes
Weekly on Sundays
- RE Class for Ages 5-12 – 9:45-10:30 AM
- Cultivating Spiritual Resilience through Mindfulness for Adults – 1:00-2:30 PM at this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84100974173
Contact Laura at RE_Assist@peopleschurch.net for children’s Zoom link or with questions.
Winter Story Walk and Scavenger Hunt
This fun self-guided experience will continue through March for all ages to follow the story “The Mitten” as it unfolds along the sidewalk beside the church. See if you can find the hidden animals along the path. The trail begins to the right of church in the back parking lot.
Drop-off on Friday March 12th 6:00 – 7:00 PM
Register now to get your stuffed animal signed up for the upcoming sleepover! At the last one, stuffies enjoyed baking, story time, parachute games, fidget baskets, board games, tree climbing, and playground time. Who knows what mischief they will get up to this time.
Registration is best accomplished with a parent/child team to get the most accurate information: https://forms.gle/RPzUDWy4b6ztPrNf6