Many customs, traditions, rituals, and usual habits have stopped or at the least, taken on a very different look this spring and summer. Though much has changed, there is one custom that is particularly fit for a time of isolation — the summertime book list.
July 23rd is at the height of what is called, the Dog-Days of Summer. It is in the middle of the long stretch of summertime heat which keeps going on and on. We wonder if it will ever end and if we will survive it.
Churches in the North District have been busy ‘being the Church’ outside the walls for several months. Feeding the hungry, checking on others, shopping for those who can’t, and cleaning out our spaces to donate
to charities who support our communities.
The murder of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and the hate crime causing George Floyd’s horrific death have brought our nation and our church to a tipping place. The Appointive Cabinet denounces the sin of systemic racism and commits to taking action to end a culture of white privilege in our society and in our church.