Remember – #rethinkchurch

(Once again I’m following ReThinkChurch’s prompts for a photo-a-day during Lent.)

Nannie & Gankie's 50th Wedding Anniversary

As we approach our 50th Wedding Anniversary in June, I’m remembering all the 50th Weddings that have gone before us. This is my grandparents – the first 50th Wedding celebration I remember. Also BOTH my parents AND Big Al’s parents had 50th Wedding celebrations. I wonder if the daughter-in-laws knew what they were getting into when they said “I do.” With the history in this family, they better understand they don’t get out of it easily.

Covenent – #rethinkchurch

(Once again I’m following ReThinkChurch’s prompts for a photo-a-day during Lent.)

Capture

The Presbytery of Olympia, like many other presbyteries around the country, has seen a sharp drop in membership and congregations in the past three years. We believe it is time to stop focusing on our losses and begin to recognize the wonderful potential we have. No more thinking in terms of scarcity – it’s time to start thinking about the abundance of gifts and love we have available from God. The Presbytery is asking the remaining congregations to covenant with each other to remain in fellowship for the next three years. We have a window of time to refocus and redirect our spiritual gifts, our relationships, our energy and financial resources towards a new future. It’s time to move forward together, to forget past hurts and past slights, and covenant to love each other and the world.