This year my children have asked to bring pillow cases trick-or-treating instead of the cute plastic orange pumpkins they've carried for the last decade. They are anticipating an abundance of candy. I am mostly sad about this, between the sugar and the sign they are growing up. It is for sure a teen/pre-teen thing to want to bring a pillow case to collect the copious amounts of candy which will be available to them on Tuesday evening. Their excitement comes of course from not just the candy but the sheer volume they imagine, the abundance. For me, the overwhelming abundance.
As October winds down and November enters we are reminded of the bounty of harvest. On Saturday November 4, we will take an abundance of pumpkins leftover from Halloween celebrations and turn them into compost. On November 9th at 7pm Pastor Connie, Rev. Dave, Dr. Linda and I will take part in the annual Thanksgiving Service lead by the San Pedro Faith Consortium. This year's service is focused on preparing for gratitude. This Sunday we will begin our 5-week sermon series on Abundance. The theme is taken from Jesus' words in the Gospel of John 10:10 "I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly." Abundance is more than overflowing baskets of harvested vegetables or pillowcases filled with Halloween Candy, it is about a fullness which doesn't leave you wondering what you may need next. It is a satisfaction, a contentment and comfort which leaves you full and free. Join us as we dive into the idea of an abundant life.
3pm Work Together
4pm Worship Together
5pm Eat Together
Come as you are, stay as you are able
All Are Welcome