Taking time to walk in the woods, to hike a mountain, or to walk along a riverbank is something I covet. In nature, I notice the complexity of God’s wondrous creation. The uniqueness of each clover on the ground, the intricacies of wildflowers sprinkled along a riverbank, the beauty in the diversity of sounds sung by different birds. Through God’s unfathomable creation, God’s mysterious, more than we can ever explain, presence is revealed. It is through nature that I have come to know so much about God and am humbled that God is more than we can ever fully understand. As we explore the greatness of God, you are invited to write a poem using the formula below to describe the complexity of God in your own words.

-Pastor Devon

 

  God

 

_______________________, ___________________

(2 words that describe God)

 

____________, ______________, _______________

(3 ing words that describe what God does)

 

___________________________________________

(What you want to say to God today)

 

___________________________________________

(A name for God)

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9 Ways to Embrace Gratitude and Joy

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  1. Keep a gratitude journal or calendar where you write down one thing each day for which you are thankful.
  2. Make a gratitude jar or box for the same purpose.
  3. At mealtimes say grace and then share around the table one thing for which you are thankful.
  4. Thank the people who serve you each day: the barista, clerk, banker, trash collector, etc.
  5. Write a letter of gratitude to a teacher, coach, old friend or mentor, or former pastor.
  6. Find a gratitude partner and share together daily or weekly.
  7. Tell someone how much they mean to you.
  8. Put a positive spin on your negative thoughts (You’re home with a sprained ankle but you get to read the book you’ve had by your chair for months.)
  9. Go on a gratitude walk, carefully observing and saying thank…
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Download Here: Our 5 Year History as a Reconciling Congregation

We celebrate Fairlington's 5-year anniversary of becoming a Reconciling Congregation, intentionally welcoming all people as beloved children of God.

Our celebratory theme, “Love in All Colors,” reflects the breadth and diversity of God’s human creation as proclaimed in our church’s welcoming statement.

Check out our audio for personal testimonies from FUMC members. They share how being part of a reconciling congregation has personally affected them and shaped their faith journey.

~Mark Elder, markuselder@gmail.com

 

Follow this link http://bit.ly/5yearReconciling to see the extensive work and accomplishments of this :church and its Reconciling Ministry Team over the last five years, since we became a reconciling congregation in February 2013.  Thank you church!

 

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