Midweek Message 5/12/16

FRIENDS IN FAITH,

There was a moment during the service last Sunday when – after a morning of dark clouds and drizzle – sunlight poured through the windows of the sanctuary. The flowers were lovely and the offerings of music, poetry, and testimony – from Kat Stoutenborough, Joe Gilmore, Lydia Adams Davis, Anny Robinson, Jennn Partlow, Gretchen Larson-Wolbrink, and Katie Budryk – were both poignant and beautiful. Death swallowed up in life to be sure. Thanks to all who shared in the service.

This Sunday is Pentecost Sunday and all are invited to wear red as a traditional symbol of the flames of the Holy Spirit. We’ll explore the original story of Pentecost found in Acts 2:1-4. We’ll also look at the gifts the Holy Spirit gives us as the Body of Christ in 1 Corinthians 12:1-13. Here’s a fun video of The Message translation of our text to help you prepare.

As we look ahead, there are some excited events coming our way:

May 21 & 22: Beacon Open Studios – Our Amity Arts Center in the basement will be showing art from several local artists – including work from Glen Sneyd, Katrina Zezza, and Kat Stoutenborough – as a part of the city-wide Beacon Open Studios. All are welcome to head downstairs and check out the art May 21 & 22, 12-6pm.

May 25: March for Farmworker Justice – Did you know that the farmworkers who pick our food often work without some of the basic rights we take for granted like a day of rest and even clean drinking water? We will be hosting a group of farmworkers as they march to advocate for their rights in Albany (walking all the way from Long Island), and we would love your presence! On Wednesday, May 25th, a group will be marching from Cold Spring to Wappingers Falls and we’ll be feeding the marchers lunch at approximately 12:30pm.
Here’s how you can participate:
– Visit the webpage for the Cold Spring to Wappingers segment and register to join us for lunch, and – even better – walk with the marchers for a portion of the day.
– If you or would like to offer food or volunteer with the lunch, please contact Rose Quirk: quirkrose@gmail.com
– To learn more about the march as a whole and other ways to participate, visit the event page.

May 27: Movies that Matter – This month’s movie will be The Power of Song the story of Pete Seeger and how music was used to bring about change. Doors open at 7pm movie will be shown promptly at 7:30pm

Faithfully,
Pastor Ben

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