News for the Church, 10/22/21

Good Afternoon, Church!

Well, we’re finally having some typical October weather. Today is cold and rainy. Are you snuggled up inside on this damp day? I hope so!

I’ve got a few things to tell you about this week.

Memorial Concert for Lonel Woods

Tomorrow night (Saturday, 10/23), at 7:30pm, there will be a special musical event being held at Hosmer Hall to remember the late Lonel Woods, the man of “peace & love.”

Big Shift Convo

This Sunday after the worship service, we will pick up with our monthly Big Shift conversation. This month we’re going to do some preliminary brainstorming— getting creative and imagining what options might exist out there for our future. I hope you will join us for this conversation and bring your creative minds with you! When we’re faced with a major unknown, sometimes it’s helpful to fill the worry that that blank space creates in our minds with an imagined idea of what could be. The “could be” might never materialize in real life, but in the interim period of time, it can help to calm our nerves.

Hospital Fundraiser

In November, the Canton-Potsdam Hospital Guild will be using our Community Center to organize for their holiday fundraiser. This year they’re selling holiday wreaths and swags. If you’re already planning to purchase a wreath for your home, this is a great way to help support the hospital. If you’re interested, orders are due by November 2nd. (See the flyer.)

Free Yoga for Healthcare Workers at Trillium

Terry de la Vega is teaching a special Yoga class at Trillium on Fridays, 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm, and making it free for any healthcare worker. If you, or someone you know, is a healthcare worker, feel free to take advantage of this special gift! (See the flyer for details.) 

Check In

Friends, how are you holding up today? Are you finding joy in your pandemic life? What are you doing that is meaningful and brings purpose to your life? If you feel stuck in a rut, I encourage you to offer yourself up in prayer to God. Ask for guidance. Ask for what you need. In his letter to the Phillipians, Paul explains the secret of how to make it through life. He says:

“I have learned to be content with whatever I have. I know what it is to have little, and I know what it is to have plenty. In any and all circumstances I have learned the secret of being well-fed and of going hungry, of having plenty and of being in need. I can do all things through him who strengthens me.”

~Philippians 4:10-13

When we lean into God for our strength, we find our way! 

Holding You in the Light,
Pastor Katrina