Honoring Church Ancestors

Black and white photo of the face of an older white woman, who looks like she is suppressing a smile.

Let us take a moment to honor the ancestors of this church—
the people who first came together to create a home for liberal religion here in [name location].
Who worked to raise money for a building,
Who sat in committee meetings and created bylaws,
Who chopped and marinated and baked for potlucks,
Who painted, and weeded, and pounded nails, and washed countless dishes,
Who gathered to worship, to learn, to grieve, to heal, to serve, to build justice, to transform their lives and this world.
We are the recipients of an incredible gift and a beautiful vision.
Let us do our part to keep this congregation strong, vital and thriving for the generations to come.
The morning offering will now be gratefully received.