Beauty born out of Brokenness
Kintsugi: Week 6


 We intentionally chose to end our Kintsugi series on Pentecost.  This week during worship, gold will be applied, highlighting the mended seams of our once broken bowl.

In the midst of the confusion of that initial outpouring of the Spirit, those gathered asked,
"What does this mean?"

In Pentecost God meets us in the messiness of our differences, where God chooses to speak our many languages. God does not speak in a divine language beyond our comprehension, but celebrates our diversity, and meets us there. 


What does it mean?
God meets us exactly where we are.

That is good news indeed.

Scriptures for Sunday:

Acts 2: 1-18
Church Around the Table (CATT)

June 12 we will NOT worship together in our building or on zoom, but will meet in backyards and around tables together.  See 6/1/22 email from Kate with details.

CATT Sundays:
June 12
July 10
August 14
September 11
October 9


Gathering to meet our new Afghan friends: Please join the Outreach Committees of University Mennonite Church, University Baptist and Brethren Church and Congregation Brit Shalom for a potluck picnic.  Bring a dish that will serve at least 8-10 people. Drinks and place settings will be provided.
Tuesday, June 7, 5-8 PM.
Tudek Park, Pavilion 1 (off Martin St)

 Volunteer OpportunityMennonite Women USA is looking for someone to serve as a link between women in our community and the ongoing resources and traditions MWUSA provides. Email Suzanne HERE for more details.

Support MCC's relief, development and peacebuilding work around the world through the TriState Relief Sale's mini-sales this summer! Click HERE for more information.

  • July 16 at Springs Mennonite Church (Springs, PA) 
  • August 12-13 at Kaufman Mennonite Church (Davidsville, PA) 

Zoom links:

Tuesday Sharing and Prayer 
Sunday morning service 
You Tube channel


Beyond all that pain has taught
me, the soft well at the base of
time has opened, and life
touching me there
has turned me into a flower
that prays for rain. Now
I understand: to blossom
is to pray, to wilt and shed
is to pray, to turn to mulch
is to pray, to stretch in the dark
is to pray, to break surface
after great months of ice
is to pray, and to squeeze love
up the stalky center toward the
sky with only dreams of color
is to pray, and finally to unfold
again as if never before
is to be the prayer.

- Mark Nepo -



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