Rev. Julia L. Brown
Oh my gosh – there is SO MUCH to be excited about at Solomon’s UCC! Our garden is growing all kinds of yummy things! Some of you have gotten to sample our church-grown, organic lettuce, which was lovingly planted by the student workers of Lincoln Intermediate Unit. If you are or someone you know is experiencing food insecurity and in need of free fresh produce, please contact the church office! We will be happy to share what we have.
We’re also starting to get our livestream set up! Our goal is to be streaming to YouTube this August. We’ll run some practices in-house to get familiar with the equipment, and we’ll announce via the website and social media accounts when we’re ready to go “on air”. Stay tuned – we hope you’ll join us!
As if that wasn’t enough, starting in July we’ll be offering a once-a-month children’s church! On the second Saturday of every month, you can bring your kids to the church for some fun Christian education while you go enjoy a morning to yourself. Then join us on Sunday morning for worship and hear from the kids what they learned! See more information below and find the registration form on our website.
In addition to these new projects, we’re continuing to collect plastic to take to CRDC in York, where they repurpose all plastics into building materials. Canning with the Gleaning Project starts on July 22, and we’re really happy to be partnering with St. John’s UCC for that mission! Our alternative worship service has seen some great discussions about climate justice and creation care. When we’re finished with Laudato Si’ we’ll move into some spiritual practices (see below).
We have so much happening, and it’s all thanks to this community’s willingness to listen for and obey God’s callings. Our little church is making a difference in lives already! Please continue to prayerfully consider the needs of our community and how you/we might be called to address those needs. Jesus gave the 12 disciples authority to go and do, and we by extension have received the same instructions. Let us be faithful to that mission for the glory of God and the betterment of our world!
Thank you all for your commitment, dedication, hard work, wisdom, and presence! Together, we have a great ministry going. May the love of God be shown and known through our efforts.
– Pastor Julia