The United Church of Christ recognizes this coming Sunday (the 4th Sunday after Epiphany) as Health and Human Services Sunday. In part, the Sunday raises awareness about the work of the Council for Health and Human Service Ministries, a network of UCC-related organizations committed to healthcare, housing, and care for elders, young people, and people with disabilities. But the Sunday recognition also points to the role that health, healing, and wholistic care play in the life of faith.
This week, our liturgy (which means, â€œwork of the peopleâ€) will seek to deepen these connections, and the sermon will be a conversation among a few health care practitioners within our congregation. Weâ€™ll touch on understandings of vocation, surprising experiences, and how all people of faith might support those who work in health care.
As promised, our live-streamed service will be immediately followed by a Zoom fellowship time with photos and trivia. I hope youâ€™ll join us for both of these opportunities this Sunday.
PS – I want to thank everyone for a successful Annual Meeting last weekend. The turnout was great, and it was wonderful to see and hear from many of you. Special thanks to moderator, Dan Manz, for guiding us through with clarity and patience. Iâ€™m looking forward to 2022.