The Spirit of "Thanks" and "Welcome"

This last Sunday was Pentecost. Pentecost is a Sunday when we celebrate the presence of the Holy Spirit in our life, our congregation, and the world. Yet, on Pentecost, as any other day, we both question the presence of the Holy Spirit, and hope the Holy Spirit will present itself to us in obvious ways. The Holy Spirit hovered on Sunday and presented itself in several obvious ways. The newly formed MAKO Drum Choir and the Chancel Choir led us in a call and response Call to Worship. Thanks to the young people who have given us new experiences in worship.
 
We enthusiastically welcomed ten new members to First Congregational! What a gift to have more people to share passion for making the world a better place!
 
We gave thanks for the many members who participate in some way to make the Children and Youth programming a success. All of these individuals provide support and love, and will change the lives of our young people.
 
Casey Newman, our outgoing Moderator preached the sermon on Sunday, giving thanks for the way he and his family appreciate the work done by members and staff of First Cong. He repeatedly reminded us The more you thank life, the more life gives you to be thankful for. We have appreciated his leadership and give thanks for his time, energy, and commitment!
 
After worship, at the annual meeting of the congregation, we gave thanks for all of the individuals who have served on boards, and welcomed those who have committed to serving in the upcoming year.
 
The Holy Spirit was obvious by way of the individuals who were welcomed and thanked! The Holy Spirit was moving on Sunday, surrounding each of us with the power to serve in a way to make the world a better place - one minute, one hour, one day at a time!
~ Eldonna Hazen

Posted on May 22, 2018 at 11:25 am in Featured Content.

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