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Beautiful Things

A Summer Series on God's Good Earth

Marveling. There was a time, I am told, when people would go marveling. According to Fred Craddock, they usually went on Sunday afternoons. Saying that they were “going marveling,” others might join them on their walk. They would look for unusual rocks, unusual wild flowers, shells, four-leaf clovers, marvelous things. Summer is the ideal time for us to go marveling. Trips to the mountains, to the beach or the lake, walking in the woods or stargazing on a clear night are opportunities many of us will have to go marveling in the coming weeks. Our summer sermon series will call our attention to the beautiful things we find in God’s creation. Mountains, stars, trees, lakes, animals and so many other objects of God’s creation are found throughout the scripture. Such things are not simply beautiful but are a means by which God reveals God’s own nature and reveals our identity and place in creation. None other than Job, though he loathes his life and has become the laughingstock of his “friends,” is able to see how all of creation speaks to the nature of God and our place in it. But ask the animals, and they will teach you; the birds of the air, and they will tell you; ask the plants of the earth and they will teach you; and the fish of the sea will declare to you. Who among all these does not know that the hand of the Lord has done this? (Job 12:7-9) Join us this summer as we contemplate Beautiful Things.

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Community Gardens

On Sunday, Aug. 3, Rev. Will McLeane preached on the beauty of community gardens, coming together and caring for our earth. Interested in serving at a community garden? Several of our ministry partners have them. Check out Alliance Medical Ministry, Urban Ministries, the Interfaith Food Shuttle or Neighbor to Neighbor to get involved.

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