To Reclaim and Recommit

Greetings, church–

What a series of storms we’ve had since we were last together… I hope you enjoyed the beautiful snow and kept power through the rain and ripping winds. I am reminded this week of what it means to live in a climate change world where winter weather is no longer consistent and there simply is no “normal”. It is grief filled, but there’s also a lesson in there about presence and not taking the beauty of this sacred Earth for granted. I’m trying to allow myself to be open to both.

This weekend we celebrate the life and legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.!

We will worship together on Sunday morning, and I’ll share the first sermon in a two-part series, “Building the Beloved Community”. We’ll reflect on what it means to reclaim and recommit to realizing King’s vision in this current moment and political climate.

On Sunday afternoon I hope you’ll join me in South Portland for a service of word and song! The Greater Portland Multifaith Clergy Group has put together a beautiful series of reflections and civil rights music situated in historical context. It will be reflective as well as energizing and inspiring. 2pm at First Congregational Church UCC in South Portland.

Between holiday break, COVID, and snow… I haven’t worshiped with you in the sanctuary since before Christmas. I so look forward to being together on Sunday! Until then, take good care.

In faith,

Rev. Tara