For many people, resisting the urge to be isolated gets harder this time of year as fewer minutes of daylight occur each day and average temperatures decrease. It’s more trouble to leave home and it may seem easier to say “no” to the invitations of friends and church to stay engaged and connected. While it’s healthy to honor our individual social rhythms, it’s also important to remember how it feels when the lack of face-to-face interaction gets too infrequent.
Let’s take the advice given by Paul in his letter to the Christians in Colossae:
“… let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful.”
You might also consider joining the Choir, Women’s Fellowship, 4F Club, Lunch Bunch, volunteering in an outreach ministry, making phone calls to friends who might be lonely or any number of similar activities. If you are feeling a need for a new group that doesn’t exist yet, call me and let me help you make it happen.
It sure is a joy to be a part of St. Philip’s United Church of Christ.
Several people have recently requested a group to fellowship studying God’s word. This is open to everyone, all ages. Will you please let us know your level of interest in being a part of this and what time of day/week you can attend?
Send an email to Pastor Mike at [email protected] or call the church office at 314-843-5100, Shirley Logsdon at 314-843-1094 or Pastor Mike at 618-789-2203.
Please indicate if you prefer weekdays or Sundays, and what time of day (morning, afternoon, or evening session).