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Beautiful Beloveds,

    We continue our exploration and pondering of Beauty, even and especially in times like this.  As we’ve moved through the last three months (or is it years) so many of you have mentioned how meaningful it has been to garden, to walk the beach, to be in nature.  As Dr. Farley reminds us, “The resilience and beauty of the natural world is a sign of hope, even when things are difficult.” It can be balm for the soul, to stop, and notice, in the midst of so much suffering and anxiety.

    To stop and notice can be spiritual practice.  To revel in God’s handiwork, to notice the way an ant moves, or a tree sways in the wind, or the way clouds move can move from curiosity, to wonder, to awe, and praise.  You’ll hear an example of that in our text this week, read by Tyler Allen, Psalm 147.  To stop, to notice, to revel, to praise can nurture our hearts and spirits.  And that nurture, can fuel our work for justice, for the good of our neighbor and world.   I’ll “see” you on Sunday, from my screen to yours.

Peace,

Heather

PS.  Parents, this week the seek and find item is something chipped or broken.  Also, click HERE for  a coloring page is a resource for children of all ages.  It’s related to Sunday’s worship and invites coloring, and journaling for older, including adult, children.

PPS.  The picture, sunset in Vegas, was shared by John Hicinbotham.  Please consider sharing your pictures of beauty on our church facebook page, or email them to me directly so I can share them.

Together In Christ: 

We Give Thanks and Pray Together

Let’s Celebrate!

James Zeida’s is turning 8!

Allen and Patty Morell’s are grandparents!  Viola Hope Crawford, 8lbs, 20.5 inches was born on Wednesday. 

Please hold Mandy, Phil, and Viola in your prayers as they discover the joys, and challenges, of life together.

Please pray for

Doris Crocker, her husband Dave, and their sons, as they wait for answers and relief for Doris.

All who receive and experience the hatred of racism

Frontline workers, who continue to work hard, long hours to keep others safe and healthy

–Please submit all prayer requests to pastorheather@umcchurches.org.

 

We Worship Together–Virtually: 
Sunday:  Worship with us on-line, on Sunday through our website and facebook.  We premiere it on Facebook at 9:30 am, which allows us to watch together and greet one another, or you can watch it at your convenience.

 

Gatherings This Week

  Sunday at 11am, join us for Virtual Coffee Hour

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Tuesday–Drive through prayer and visitation–Come by to say hello! (by appointment only)

Please sign up to stop by and say hello on Tuesday morning or Evening.  Send me an email, text, or call to schedule a 15 minute drop by.   You’ll stay masked in your car, and I’ll be masked and 6 feet away from you.  Let me know the time you prefer and I’ll do my best to accommodate.  I’ll be scheduling 15 minute visits.
Tuesday, June 23– 9am-12pm and 5-7pm at the church. 
Wednesday Prayer and Check In 3pm

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Wednesday Evening Vespers–7pm
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Anti-Racism Work

    We’ve started a small, informal group that is sharing anti-racism resources, ideas, and events.  If you’d like to join, please email Pastor Heather:  pastorheather@umcchurches.org. 

    Watch a good movie and learn.  The movie Just Mercy is streaming for free on many platforms and provides helpful insight into systemic racism.

   

Dismantling Racism: A Service of Lament

Wednesday, June 24
1 pm EDT |12 noon CDT | 11 am MDT | 10 am PDT

United Methodists around the world will gather here and on Facebook to pray and lament for the racism in our midst.

We will also hear God’s call to join in the work of dismantling racism and pressing on to freedom for all.

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