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The Love That Remains

What a fabulous time we had at our talent show “Brookstock”! It was beautiful, warm, raucous, and funny – all at the same time. There are so many great pictures, and a few of them are here in the Shield. A lot more are on the church Facebook page. A church should always be a place where a wide variety of things happen. We don't just worship, but we also learn, mourn, celebrate, have fun, and mark occasions great and small. It’s just like a home, where all kinds of life happens and all kinds of emotions are present. We have had a roller coaster of things going on here in the past month, Memorial services and weddings and a congregational meeting, and this past Sunday was a good time to bring some love, peace, and joy into the house. 

Saudade is a Portuguese term that means ‘the love that remains’ after someone is gone. Saudade is sometimes translated as “melancholy”, but it is more - the recollection of feelings, experiences, places, or events that once brought excitement, pleasure, well-being, which now triggers the senses and makes one live again. 

For the next several weeks Jennifer, our Associate over Care Ministries, has arranged for a Grief Support group. It will be led by a chaplain from a local hospice. Anyone is welcome to come, on Monday evenings at 7. Your grief may be fresh, or it may have been with you for some time. Anyone is welcome. 

Peace............. Jeannie


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