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Cairns

Sign posts that show us the way...

At UMC this fall, we're using cairns to help us find our way in the sometimes confusing landscape of our faith journeys. 
 
A cairn is built by placing one stone upon another.  It’s not one stone, but many.
 
We turn to stories in scripture, we look to the guidance of the Spirit, and we gather in community – to help show us the way – together.
 
Some moments we come full of certainty – others not knowing how or where Jesus’ message fits into our daily lives.

We come in this season building these cairns as markers of our journey of faith – walking with one another in our doubt and our certainty, our joy and our sorrow.

No matter what you’re carrying– joys, burdens – doubts, or a sense of faith that has a clear path – you’re welcomed to join the community in creating these signposts – these guides – to show us the way of Christ together.

 

Scriptures for Sunday:

World Peace Sunday - resources provided by MCC and Mennonite World Conference will be used in worship this Sunday
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I, Kate am traveling this week and next - writing this in State College before I leave, but hopefully searching for cairns on the Way of St. Francis, somewhere near Assisi, Italy, when you read this!
I hold you all in my prayers, and welcome yours as I experience the love of God found in all creation and cultures.
Peace be with you all.
UMC UPDATES:

From Mennonite Central Committee:
Support a robust pandemic response

Scripture reminds us to be steadfast in doing good: “So let us not grow weary in doing what is right, for we will reap at harvest-time, if we do not give up.” 
- Galatians 6:9

To address global COVID-19 vaccine inequality and boost the pandemic response, the White House has requested $4.25 billion for the State Department and the U.S. Agency for International Development to distribute vaccines and other supplies to vulnerable populations globally.

Join MCC in urging congress to support a robust pandemic response for our global neighbors. Visit mcc.org/washington to learn more and take action.

Image by Gary Bendig

Here's one of the poems I'm taking with me on my journey.  


Geese appear high over us,
pass, and the sky closes. Abandon,
as in love or sleep, holds
them to their way, clear
in the ancient faith: what we need
is here. And we pray, not
for new earth or heaven, but to be
quiet in heart, and in eye,
clear. What we need is here.

-excerpt of "What We Need is Here" by Wendell Berry

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Blessings,

Kate
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