Join us for worship this Sunday, September 13th at 10:30 am
Join us for our annual Ingathering Celebration, led by Rev. Gregory S. Pelley. All are invited to bring a small amount of water to pour into the common bowl for our Gathering of the Waters Ritual. Let this be the symbolic water from your life — be it from your kitchen tap or your favorite stream. We welcome back our beloved choir directed by Kristen Tosh-Morelli, with accompaniment provided by Pam Allenstein on piano, joined by returning local percussionist and music teacher Matthew Marion.
We will gather a special collection to support the Agape Fund and the Minister’s Discretionary Fund. These funds go to help church members in need, as well as members of the community that might need just a little help.
We will end our gathering with a delicious pot-luck luncheon. Everyone is invited to stay with us after the service for food and fellowship. Please bring a dish to share.
Come early! Our Adult Religious Education group meets every Sunday before service in the MacArtor Library at 9:15 am. This week we will be viewing a PBS documentary, Slavery by Another Name that challenges one of Americans’ most cherished assumptions: the belief that slavery in this country ended with the Emancipation Proclamation. The film tells how even as chattel slavery came to an end in the South in 1865, hundreds of thousands of African Americans were pulled back into forced labor with shocking force and brutality. It was a system in which men, often guilty of no crime at all, were arrested, compelled to work without pay, repeatedly bought and sold, and coerced to do the bidding of masters. Tolerated by both the North and South, forced labor lasted until the beginning of World War II. For most Americans this is entirely new history. Slavery by Another Name gives voice to the largely forgotten victims and perpetrators of forced labor and features their descendants living today. All are invited to join in the conversation!
It’s going to be another great day at Mill Creek!