There are few more radical examples of community than are encountered in our little gatherings on Sunday morning. You are likely to sit next to a working girl or someone struggling with addiction or next to an ex attorney general of Australia. Many of the barriers that divide people are fairly effectively dissolved for a time.
We are fairly free of much of the baggage of the church and yet we are a church. We are a people who don't have all the answers and we find our lack of answers, rather liberating. We enjoy each other's company and we remind each other that all of religion is satisfied when love is lived in community. Eucharist is celebrated every week using stale old Wayside bread. It makes the point that the Divine is usually found in the least likely places and that humanity flourishes at its most beautiful when it is mindful of its own frailty.
Everyone in the community is warmly invited to drop into our meeting on Sunday's at 10.
A lady stopped me and asked me to pray that she'd find her walking stick. I asked if she meant the walking stick that was on the floor near her chair. There were some laughs and 'woohoos' as the dear old mind was put to rest. We chalked it up as a miracle and soon broke for a celebratory cup of coffee.
Graham Long, Pastor