Join us for worship this Sunday at 10:30 a.m.
This week, we welcome Rev. David Pyle, District Executive from the Joseph Priestley District, who will present his message, “Held by a Mission.” Every congregation has a mission, a reason for existing. Being part of a congregation has become a counter-cultural act in our society today. The key is to understand your congregation’s mission in an explicit, rather than an implicit way. Our choir performs under the direction of Kristen Tosh-Morelli, with Pam Allenstein, pianist.
In Religious Exploration, our Chalice Children and our Questers children will start in the Sanctuary and then proceed to their classroom after the Story for All Ages. The children will continue discussing this month’s theme of Mission in connection with other world religions or cultures.
Come early! Our Adult Religious Exploration group meets every Sunday before service at 9:15 am in the MacArtor Library. This week ARE features a presentation by Denise Burgher from the University of Delaware. From 1830 until well after the Civil War, free and fugitive Blacks came together in state and national political “Colored Conventions.” Before the war, they strategized about how to achieve educational, labor and legal justice at a moment when Black rights were constricting nationally and locally. And after the war, they continued to convene to discuss local, national and international possibilities, problems and challenges.
Denise Burgher is co-chair of the exhibits committee of the University’s Colored Conventions project (CCP). She is also the CCP’s Historic Church Outreach Coordinator, responsible for identifying church partners, training participants and supporting transcription of the minutes generated by the Colored Conventions. Her graduate work explores narratives written by Afro-Protestant women during the nineteenth century.
It’s going to be another great day at Mill Creek!