Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ,
November the month of changing colours, of foggy and shorter days. November is one of those months that brings memories. For me, I remember as a boy, that this was the month of scarves and gloves outside, of coal fires and hot water bottles at home. Home was a place of sanctuary, of warmth, of welcome as the dark nights drew farther in.
That is what our church should be, not just for those who regularly come, but especially for the visitor, for the seeker, for the wounded and damaged.
We are a place of sanctuary where people can feel safe. A place of warmth where God’s love embraces all. A place of welcome by word and by grace, a light in the darkness.
Whatever the month, whatever is going on outside, we are here for our community its people and their needs.
In Jesus name.