It is hard to find words for the complex set of emotions that we feel when someone we love dies. For some of us, our minds try to make sense of what has happened to help us to cope with it. For others of us, our emotions burst out in fits of tears or screams wanting to reject the awful news. Some of us feel the most intense emotions right away, others of us buckle down and get to work, holding off the emotions until later. Please know that however you and your family members are experiencing this loss, you have a community of people praying with and for you.
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When Trying to do the Impossible.
Preaching from Genesis 11:1-9, Pastor Nelson Pierce Jr. encourages us not to be dissuaded by those who say that the justice we seek and the community we hope to build is impossible. He reminds us that the same God who helped our ancestors do the impossible will help us build the world anew!
What to do Between the Moments.
Pastor Nelson Pierce Jr. preaches from 1 Kings 18:1-19 to elevate the importance of the moments between the public actions and how God calls us to show up together for justice.
What Should The Church Be Doing When The People Cannot Breathe?
On June 7th Rev. Nelson preached from I Kings 17: 17-24 to elevate for us the role of the church in times of great grief, pain, and upheaval. He reminds us that in these moments we must give people language to describe their pain and grief, join them in their mourning and lamenting, and stay with them in prayer and in works of restoration until we bring breath back into the community.
When You're Tired and the World is on Fire.
Reading from I Kings 19:1-18 Pastor Nelson Pierce Jr. reminds us that when we are tired and it seems chaos is erupting around us we can get up, go back the way we came, and get connected.
God Always Shows Up.
Rev. Nelson Pierce Jr. shares a message from 1 Kings 17:6-17 that God is always with us and often shows up in the most unexpected places and ways. No matter what trials or tribulations we might face, God is always with us. God shows up!
Renew for the Recovery.
Pastor Nelson Pierce Jr. preaches from 1 Kings 17:1-6 to share a message that we should use this time to renew ourselves in connection to God as we prepare for our recovery and restoration.