We invite you to gather with us to participate in worship, fellowship, and service to our neighbors.
Our Food Pantry is open the 3rd Saturday of the month, 9:00-11:00am and in emergencies.
Join us on our journey to learn about and do God’s work in the Avon community and the world. We will celebrate with you, laugh with you, cry with you and grow with you. All part of the life of a child of God.
Faith’s welcome mat is always out.
Let us all Love, Serve and Gather in Christ.
From Our Pastor
If your summer is anything like mine, it’s filling up with vacation plans, family gatherings, patio sitting, outdoor adventures, and miscellaneous activities. That means attending worship can be lower on the to-do list. The commandment to remember the Sabbath and keep it holy becomes hard to do.
Yet, Sabbath as something we have to do or another box to be checked for the sake of religion isn’t necessarily the commandment’s intention. Even when Sabbath is viewed as gift, we know that gifts aren’t always appreciated. There was recently an article that floated around online among my friends about a bride who sent a thank you note to her guests. In one of thank yous, however, the bride asked her guest to reconsider her gift writing, “we were surprised that your contribution didn’t seem to match the warmth of your good wishes on our big day. In view of your own position, if you wanted to send any adjustment it would be thankfully received.” We don’t always appreciate gifts when they fall short of our expectations.
Sabbath, especially in the midst of harried schedules may sound good when we think of it as time off, but when we think of it that way, it’s can easily be out of reach for many of us. What if, instead, Sabbath isn’t “just” a command but an invitation into the heart of God and into community that will help bear the load? Sabbath then helps tune us to the rhythms of life that are often tuned out by the blasting horns of this world. Sabbath is a celebration of what God does in our communities and in the world: grace, mercy, and truth.
If you can’t make it to worship at Faith this summer, this is a simple way to practice Sabbath on the soccer field, in your grandmother’s house, on the mountain, and anywhere else you may go. It’s called the “Faith 5” from Faith Inkubators.
Gather together as a group and
1. SHARE highs & lows of the day
2. READ and highlight a verse of Scripture in your Bible
3. TALK about how the verse relates to your highs & lows
4. PRAY for your highs & lows, for your group, and for the world
5. BLESS one another (Ask God’s blessing on one another’s week ahead)