Covid Memorial

April 20, 2020

If you look around the property here at UCC Missoula, you see several small plaques commemorating the memory of other beloved people. This Memorial Day weekend, we’ve designed our worship service around remembering our recent experience with COVID-19 with the prayer that these memories can teach us who we were, who we are and who we might yet become. This service provides several opportunities for reflection, so we invite you to have writing materials nearby.

We’ll worship IN PERSON at church at 10 a.m. We’re still observing COVID protocols for masking and distancing to protect our children under 12 and those who are medically unable to become vaccinated. Online worship premiers on our YouTube channel at 10 a.m., but you can watch it at any time and forward the link along to anyone else with whom you’d like to share the experience. (It’s really lovely, I promise.)

Everything Changes
In our sermon series we are exploring how our brains were designed to be suspicious of change, and for good reason–homeostasis in good measure helps us thrive, protecting us from danger. But if we look closely at what the Creator set in motion, we find that change is the most constant part of life and necessary for animating our spirits as we find renewed purpose throughout life. Jesus advocated for changes that would keep us moving toward greater goodness!  “Everything Changes” John 12:20-26 In our scripture this week Jesus asks us to let go of life “as it is” in order to create and multiply the love that is eternal. What feels like the chaos, or recklessness, of change is the breaking-open of possibility and the sprouting of new life. This is what it means to follow the change-maker Jesus and serve his purpose of more love in the world. -Pastor Courtney

Publish Date:

May 27, 2021

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