I have to confess I was in a slight panic prior to last Sunday’s worship when we didn’t have the usual long list of folks signed up to offer music, poetry, etc. during the service. Turns out, the handful of lovely musical offerings were more than enough. Because, we decided to round out the service with a hymn sing. It was beautiful and people are still buzzing about it. Turns out, we really needed to sing together.
It is true that things are better together. Maybe not easier. But better. We encounter new melodies, challenge what we know, and – if we’re willing to do the work – can learn all kinds of new things about who God is and who we are.
This Sunday, we’ll discover how the first apostles learned something earthshatteringly-new about with whom God was calling them to be together. If you haven’t already, I invite you to read Acts 11:1-8 to prepare.
After worship, you’re invited to consider saving your household – and our church – money on your electricity be by joining a solar farm. We hope you’ll stick around for a presentation during our Food & Fellowship time from our friends at HRP Green. Turns out, when caring for creation, we’re better together.
Don’t forget: The Many Are Coming!: Monday at 7pm, (in McKinley Hall) The Many is a worship collective whose heart-in-hands, scars-revealed, wild and holy, liturgically-seasoned music is made for people to sing with each other, in churches, in living rooms, in basements and bars… anywhere and anytime we need to remember “all belong here.” This special worship event – followed by a discussion – is sponsored by Hudson River Presbytery. The Many will also be at the presbytery meeting on 5/21 at 10am at the Holmes Camp (see hudrivpres.org for more details).
Finally, it’s time to register for our first FPC Habitat Team Build: 8am-1pm, 6/8 – To do, go to: tinyurl.com/FPCTeamBuild. *Must be 18 years old and sign a waiver to participate. Childcare is provided.