I come on Sunday feeling weary, having worn out the snooze button on my alarm clock. I come on Sunday feeling frightened, having seared my eyes reading the latest news. I come on Sunday feeling burdened, having fretted about my work day worries.
But I leave Sunday service feeling refreshed, having been renewed by the spirit of love in the community that exists here. I leave Sunday service feeling whole, feeling lifted up by the words of righteous challenge. I leave Sunday service feeling energized, ready to continue our fight for peace and justice.
This haven, this refuge, this place of worship and wonder exists because we make it so, with our contributions: the gifts of our time, our skills, our food, our love, our laughter, and our money.
Please join me in giving, so that we may continue to have a place that fortifies and challenges us in these trying and troubled times.