Seeking Unity?

February 23, 2023
Can division ever be holy?
Our lenten theme is Seeking: Honest Questions for Deeper Faith. Many of us are wondering if there can be any regathering, re-connecting, given all the divisions in our society and churches.
In the book, Holy Disunity How What Separates Us Can Save Us, author Layton E. Williams challenges us to see our goal as real relationships. The invitation is not to create a stay together mentality that forces us to quell our perspectives when talking with people who have different ideas; rather, it is to create a space in which we are authentically ourselves, and able to listen to others well.

As part of our commitment to our new vision and mission, the session approved three objectives for this years ministry:
1. Connect with each other in friendship,
2. Learn together about our God-given faith and purpose,
3. Practice peace and love through acts of healing and reconciliation.

You might guess that joining each other in a conversation about differences and how to navigate our relationships in light of these fulfills all three. I hope you will join each other in this journey beginning in Lent.

Join each other Wednesday evenings 6:00 to 7:30, beginning March 1. Bring your own supper and a hunger for good conversations. Yes, if you are a choir member, you are welcome to leave early when rehearsal begins—let the conversations fill you with both holy harmonies and holy discordant musicality!

You may purchase your own book or ebook, or sign up for a paperback copy to be provided by emailing by Monday, Feb. 27, 9 a.m. In preparation for the first class, please go to, click “Look Inside” and read the Introduction.

One in Christ,