Visitors in the Neighborhood!

Visitors in the Neighborhood!
I want you to be concerned about your next door neighbor.
Do you know your next door neighbor?
~ Mother Teresa
     The 2016 school year is in full swing! Classes have started, the streets are buzzing, and we have visitors joining us on Sunday mornings. As you know, we start every worship service by saying, "Whoever you are and wherever you are on life's journey you are welcome here." But I know there are always questions in people's minds, does that mean me? The answer to that question is - yes it does mean you --- and everyone else, member or visitor! I hope you have noticed new faces with us on Sunday mornings and have taken the opportunity to introduce yourself. If you have not noticed new faces, now is the time to start looking around. We have had new faculty and new students joining us. Please take a few minutes to introduce yourself. Ask for their name and what brought them to Madison. They might just be visiting, but they might have moved here. Either way, it gives you a chance to strike up a conversation, to remember their name, and to greet them again on another Sunday. What if they are a member and not a visitor? Sounds like a perfect occasion to get to know another member!
    Just this last Sunday, Pope Francis canonized Mother Teresa as a saint in the Catholic church. She has been credited with two miracles since her death, but even if she had not been credited with those miracles, Mother Teresa lived her faith constantly. She was always finding more neighbors to draw into her wide circle of love. Who is our neighbor? Have we welcomed them and invited them into our wide circle of love? We can do this, First Congregational!!
~ Eldonna Hazen

Posted on September 6, 2016 at 2:50 pm in Featured Content.

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