Different Paths, Same Destination

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2014-09-14 16.47.56I wrote an article that reflected on the first three months of my time as vice moderator that was posted today on Ecclesio.  You can find it HERE.  It’s a reflection on the commonalities that can carry us into the future together.  Despite our differences, I’ve found that we are still seeking the same destination: to serve God in the unique ways the speak to our contexts.

I’ve been carrying these pictures around from my time at Bethel Murdoch Presbyterian Church, so I thought this would be a great opportunity to share them.

The congregation hosts four ice cream socials throughout the summer as key fundraisers for the congregation.  At least 100 gallons of ice cream and 13 different flavors.  I was sad that I visited the week after the last ice cream social, but I did get to taste these four amazing flavors!

You can’t have a 200th anniversary celebration without cake.  Yum!2014-09-14 16.32.47 2014-09-14 16.32.43

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Recently the congregation made the challenging decision to tear down their manse.  A church member took the mantle from the house and carved it into this beautiful chalice and paten.  It is an inspiring, creative idea and one that will allow a piece of the manse to stay with the congregation long into the future.  I can just imagine the people who will be fed in the next 200 years of their history.

 

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