“Committing to the Journey”

Drawing from Ruth and Naomi’s examples in Ruth 3:1-6 and 4:13-17, Pastor Stan Shantz urged JSMC to commit a journey of belonging together. As part of our new (to us) way to talk about membership, everyone belongs in our church. Today we took another look at a Covenant that we’ll be encouraged to sign in the beginning of 2019. At …

The Covenant Struggle

Let’s make these words part of our conversations with those with whom we disagree on divisive issues (like same-sex relationships): – I want to hear what you think. I want to know what your experience is. – (LISTEN!) – I think differently. OR I disagree with you. OR I see things differently. (Thanks, Jerry King Grosh for suggestions here!) – …