Pastoral Ponderings – October 2022

“Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.” ~ Luke 6:38

 It takes a village…….

It takes a village to raise children. Sometimes, as parents, we just need help. Although they are our children, they aren’t in our eyesight 24/7/365. Whether they head to a sitter, preschool, school, a friend’s house, belong on a team, somewhere along the line, someone else is caring for, feeding, teaching, leading, or coaching them. And that’s good! Sometimes another authority figure needs to help, because they just won’t listen to us parents.

In the same way, it takes a village to be a church. Or rather, it takes community. When we are in community, we each have responsibility to make sure things are getting done. A healthy community needs each person to pitch in and help, making sure that the same people aren’t always doing everything. Faith UCC is no different.

It is wonderful to be able to be in fellowship with one another and to participate in things like Sunday School, and Coffee Hour, Vendor Fairs and our Holiday Bazaar. But in order to have events like these, we need people to help with their time and physical abilities. I understand that not everyone can physically help, but many of us can.

For instance, we all enjoy Coffee Hour, but the same people are having to clean up each week. Let’s spread the task around. It isn’t difficult: putting food away, taking care of coffee, and washing, drying, and putting away a few dishes. What about you? Can you help for one Sunday a month? If you are unsure about something, it’s okay to ask for help!

The Holiday Bazaar is coming up. We will need lots of help for this.  Even if you can’t help for long, we are asking that you do offer your time and physical help. We are a small church, but we are mighty, as long as we all work together.

Thank you in advance for your help! It really does take a village! ~ Always Peace, Pastor Heidi