In July and August, we touch on the themes of Story and Vision during this summer season when we honor and explore the feelings of love, empathy, generosity and acts of radical kindness for those in our family and community.
The church is a story.
It is the story of lives that are interwoven,
brought together in this place and this time
for the simple purpose of caring for one another, and helping one another along the arduous path
from birth to death.
The church is a vision.
It is a vision of unity amid diversity,
it is a vision of reverence for all of creation,
It is a vision that beckons us beyond the
concerns of our own skins.
(Excerpted from the poem, ”The Church is a Body”, by Victoria Weinstein)