On Connecting…

I’m writing this article for the “Spring Publication” of the newsletter for the months of March, April and May 2015 on Monday, January 26th. In other words –  it’s the Monday before the Super Bowl between the Seahawks and the Patriots.

I’ve been amazed over the past two years with the connection between the Seattle Seahawks and the fan base of this area which has grown by leaps and bounds.

Sure this connection may seem “over-the-top” in several ways, but it has galvanized and connected individuals, groups of people and even whole communities.

Connection and Community can be beautiful things indeed!

I would like to thank Nancy Kumbalek for stepping forward to oversee the “resurrection” of the newsletter. It’s a way – a significant way – to increase our connection and community in relationship to one another but especially to “the community out there” – beyond ourselves.

Another way to connect and increase our sense of community as a congregation is by attending worship regularly and often and partnering with others in a particular ministry and service. Together, regularly and often, in worship, service and ministry is a great way to connect and build community.

Strong connection and community happens and builds and grows when each and every one of us does their part in making it happen.

Paul was inspired of God to write this to the Ephesian body of believers (church):

“From him (Christ) the whole body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament (connected) grows and builds itself up in love (community), as each part does its work.” (4: 16)

Christ’s church connects and creates community. Now this is a most beautiful thing!

As Jesus is the Way, may our complete trust be in Him alone!

Colossians 2: 6 & 7,

–Pastor Jim