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Greenwich Good News for November 2015

Greenwich Good News!

 

A Newsletter from Greenwich Presbyterian Church

Celebrating God’s love since 1707…

 November 2015

 A Note From Pastor Beth…

 Prior to our Chicken Pot Pie Supper on Saturday, Oct. 23, we were a little like those Hebrews wandering in the desert. There was some grumbling and some doubt expressed over whether or not we could successfully navigate this new territory.  After the Chicken Pot Pie Supper, we are not exactly in the Promised Land, but there is a noticeable new spirit in the air — one that helps us believe that when we all work together and trust God to provide, well, then, it’s true —
“With God All Things Are Possible!” (Matthew 19:26). Continue reading Greenwich Good News for November 2015

Greenwich Good News for October 2015

Greenwich Good News!

 

A Newsletter from Greenwich Presbyterian Church

Celebrating God’s love since 1707…

 October, 2015

 A Note From Pastor Beth…

 When our attendance was low on the Sunday of the Greenwich Crafts Faire I was reminded of a lady who once told me she would be missing church to travel. “I don’t preach, play the organ or sing in the choir so you can get along without me,” she said.

The answer I wanted to shout at her, that I am shouting now from this page (and may even shout from the pulpit sometime) is “No we can’t!” We can’t get along without you whomever you are! The people who sit in the pews aren’t just the most important people in the church—they are the church! Churches would all close their doors if everyone decided we could get along without them!

Missing church once in a while is totally understandable, but there is a great ministry in “presence” in “being there.” Being there is what builds community, reinforces our faith and strengthens our bonds. We see that at funerals.  When we go to a funeral we don’t necessarily participate “up front” in the service but we attend to support each other through our presence. When we take the time to attend Sunday worship we give each other (not to mention God—a duh!) the gift of our presence. That is reason to celebrate! Worship is central to our life as Christians. In worship we experience the body of Christ, we find support for our beliefs, acceptance and forgiveness for our weaknesses and challenges to get outside ourselves and care for others.

Hopefully our Sunday worship is a little livelier than your run-of-the-mill funeral and hopefully it Continue reading Greenwich Good News for October 2015