The Oasis - February 21, 2024

Author: Rev. Eric Dupee
February 22, 2024

             Me and you must never part.
                        Me and you must have one heart.
            Ain’t no ocean, ain’t no sea,
                        Keep my sister away from me.
            Me and you must never part.
                        Me and you must have one heart.
                                                The Color Purple, by Alice Walker

            In worship this Sunday, we will read about the covenant God made with Abram and Sarai in Genesis 17. God said, “I will establish my covenant between me and you, and your offspring after you throughout their generations, for an everlasting covenant, to be God for you and to your offspring after you.” 

            I chose that scripture, because it is also the day of our Annual Meeting. In the United Church of Christ, we are not bound by creeds or stances on social issues. It is covenant promises that hold the congregation together. Covenant promises are made at baptism, confirmation, and during the reception of members. I hope you will make a point to join us for worship and for the meeting immediately following. 

            Please check out the information in this Oasis regarding opportunities to join in community over the next few days. I still have a few books if you would like to join us Sunday evening for the meal and book discussion.

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