We become neighbors when we are willing to cross the road for one another. (...) There is a lot of road crossing to do. We are all very busy in our own circles. We have our own people to go to and our own affairs to take care of. But if we could cross the road once in awhile and pay attention to what is happening on the other side, we might indeed become neighbors.
Henri J.M. Nouwen
This quote comes from Nouwen's book Bread for the Journey: A Daybook of Wisdom and Faith. The book was published in 1996, two months after his death. Although these words were written in 1996, they still ring true today. We have a tendency to get caught up in our own busy lives, or get preoccupied by our own interests and desires. Sunday, June 4, we will have the opportunity to be good neighbors in two ways. 
At the close of worship, we will process out the Breese Terrace doors to dedicate the new ramp. This ramp allows us to be good neighbors to the many people who need to access our Sanctuary for worship, concerts, and large events. The new ramp is an obvious accessible entrance to our church. We will no longer need to direct people to back entrances. People will be able to come in our front doors. 
Following the dedication, we will host the annual Neighborhood Party.  We have been very intentional about inviting our Regent neighbors, and this year we invited the families who attend the University Avenue Discovery Center. We look forward to meeting new people, and learning more about the people we already know. This is one of the many events that  allows us time to enjoy fellowship with neighbors and friends. Let's take this opportunity to "cross the road" so we might indeed become neighbors!
~ Ann Beaty & Eldonna Hazen

Posted on May 23, 2017 at 11:10 am in Featured Content.

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