Minister’s Moment November 2020
Since the pandemic began last March, I have spent more time than I care to admit imagining the worst-case scenario. And then it happened. My family and I all came down with Covid-19.
We were lucky. Our symptoms were relatively mild, and we were able to get through it safely and comfortably at home. But as we all know, not everyone is so fortunate.
Throughout the experience, Peoples Church was there for me and my family, holding us in love. The same is true for you and yours. People Church is here for you.
If something bad happens, even your worst-case scenario, this community will be here for you. I am here for you. Our Good Neighbors are here for you, ready to help anyone in need. Our paraministers are here for you, ready to be a listening ear and comforting presence. Our Social Justice Team is here for you, doing the work and fighting for justice and equal rights every day. Our Worship Team and musicians are here for you, crafting meaningful weekly worship to offer you spiritual nourishment, comfort, and community. Our Faith Formation leaders are here for you and all our children, diligently helping kids stay grounded and navigate this crazy year.
Many other teams are here for you, quietly working behind the scenes to ensure that Peoples Church runs smoothly so that we can continue to offer all these important ministries. Whatever is happening in your life or in the world, whatever may come (including the election results, which at the time of this writing are still unknown), you are not alone.
Yes, it has been a heck of a year. Pandemic anxiety, election stress, and all the rest has been traumatic for all of us. But you are not alone. Perhaps we should take some time now to remember this great truth, to heal and to recover?
As such, our theme for the month of November is HEALING. Throughout the month we will focus on healing our bodies, our spirits, our communities, and our nation. We will restore and repair ourselves as we get ready to head into the next chapter of American life, whatever it looks like.
We will renew our promises to one another and remind ourselves that none of us is alone. For we are united and strong and together we will heal. Together we will keep going towards the new day that is dawning.