Rev. Julia L. Brown
Spring has sprung and it is lovely! Sometimes spring can be deceiving. We think it’s finally warm, but many days are still cold. We think it’ll be beautiful and colorful, but the mud and rain make it ugly. Despite the deception, spring is always a time of wonder and resurrection that reminds us of the ways that God has truly blessed us.
Ben and I are working on some garden renovations at home. We’re delighted that our hydrangea is established! We weren’t sure how things would go when we planted it last summer. We’re putting in some butterfly weed and one or two other native shrubs this year in hopes that the butterflies will delight Louise when she’s older! (And maybe they’ll entertain the cats through the window, too.)
Spring has also been eventful at Solomon’s! Our holy week events went well, the Earth Day celebration project was a success, and our garden is growing. We’ve got more ahead this summer! The steering committee is working to get us set up with livestreaming so that our community can worship with us anywhere. The Mother/Daughter banquet is scheduled and promises to be a lot of fun! Our committees are getting organized and have started tackling their business.
As we continue to move forward together, please be sure to make your voice heard and give your input! You can do that by contacting me with any thoughts, ideas, questions, or concerns. You can also do that by joining a committee.
Remember, Solomon’s UCC will be what YOU, with God’s help, make it. This is our church. It is not my church or the UCC’s church. It is Christ’s church and it is our church. If we want it to flourish, we need to take steps faithfully and prayerfully in pursuit of God’s will and God’s vision. That requires work on our part.
Keep an eye on our website and Facebook page for summer-time fellowship opportunities, outreach events, and church functions. May the new life of spring encourage us to seek our own spiritual resurrections. May the flourishing of summertime remind us of God’s abundant provisions! Let us go forth shining God’s light into the world and sharing God’s love.
– Pastor Julia