Blessed are the peacemakers, the Christ calls us this May! Blessed are those who make peace, who actively pursue the making of a more peaceful, just, and beautiful world. It is a call toward an active and lively faithfulness to God in Christ Jesus. Our faith is less about spectating and more about engaging in practices of loving compassion.
That’s what we’re about and that’s what we have to look forward to this month! Rick and I have been planning a full calendar of creative worship ideas, Sunday school ideas, adult spiritual formation activities, documentaries, community events, and much more for our entire church family to journey to a more just and peaceful world. Follow our church Facebook page and hallway Bulletin Boards for a broader range of local events related to peace and justice in our city.
Susan Bradley and I have been conspiring on an art show for our bare hallways and I am very excited to say that it will most likely be up this May! She has traveled the world and captured some amazing images that tell stories of beauty, of pain, and of the sacredness of our human interconnectedness. We hope to continue this as a rotating display for other artists and art forms. Please contact me with suggestions.
I am also working on developing a web presence by teaching myself how to build websites (I have had previous experience, which has helped). It also helps to save money and to further learn a valuable skill. Being in the Silicon Valley, it is extremely important to have a great website that welcomes the stranger to explore “who you are” digitally. In trying to create a queer community group in Palo Alto and a queer community with Geoff Browning at Stanford I am working on developing two websites that will brand our vision for the digital age. From here I can work on the social media websites Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.
These are just a few highlights of what is happening in my world – let’s grab coffee to conspire even more goodness!