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"The Kin-Dom"

She wandered into the garden and stared at the wall, filled with names it was a lot to take in. She said she remembered this from years past but had missed this year's annual Día de Los Muertos event. She spent the next 20 minutes slowly wandering the garden remembering. She took pictures, touched, smelled and connected. This is one of the small things we offer during open garden time. A chance to slow down, explore and enjoy. A chance to look, to really look at what is happening right in front of you. It's a gift if you are willing to take it.

We are able to open the gates thanks to denominational grants, gifts from local congregations including Wayfarers Chapel and our partner non-profit Feed and be Fed. One week ago Feed and be Fed kicked off their annual virtual fall fundraiser. This year the opportunity drawing basket is valued at over $600! They have set an ambitious goal of $12,00. Please help us make this goal!

In recent years some churches have begun to say "Kin-dom" instead of Kingdom. The thinking behind this change in language is that it speaks more truly to what Jesus was building. Not a Kingdom in the Power-over monarch sense, but a Kin-dom as in we are family, adopted children of God sense, co-laborers in the mutual building of God's eternal reign. It's a way of letting go of the notions of our earth-bound power structures understanding that what God is building and inviting us to build together is about relationships not role based power structures.

This Sunday we begin our next sermon series where we will walk though the passages in the gospel of Matthew and reflect on what Jesus meant to teach us through his parables teaching about the Kingdom of Heaven.

Come as you are.

Stay as you are able.

In Faith,

Rev. Amanda

Sunday Gathering

3pm Work Together

4pm Worship Together

5pm Eat together

All Are Welcome

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