“I saw people struggling with addictions, strokes, end-of-life issues, suicide attempts, and behavioral health concerns. It was invigorating and exhausting to attempt to provide spiritual care to this wide variety of people.”
We have been blessed by businesspersons who combined their deep love for the church with their risk-taking and financial skills to help sustain our ministries long term
Although nothing has changed, it can feel like everything has changed. We are in a time of uncertainty.
We want to be part of Christ’s ongoing witness of peace while also empowering those on the ground to respond to real needs.
I’m paying attention to God who is with us in the midst of all that is distraught while also anticipating the possibilities of resurrection, new life, and healing. I wonder where we might be renewed this Holy Week.
This Martin Luther King Day, we recognize the lingering effects of white supremacy in our culture and lack of justice that cause Black and Brown people pain, trauma, and fear.
Like the wise ones of old, we must be smart as serpents and innocent as doves in our navigation. Despite, and maybe even because of the cultural complexities around us, we are called to remain undaunted in our pursuit of truth.
We do what we can to mitigate and to serve the Lord with our whole hearts and with a clear conscience. We trust in the One who walks with us through even this time of shadows in what is often a season of goodness and light.
In a time when so much seems so tumultuous, the work of God continues. Even in the imperfections and less-than idealness of online meeting, the beauty and possibility of the Spirit’s work with us came through.
The staff of Mosaic Conference has grown to twenty-one full-time and part-time individuals since the reconciliation of Eastern District Conference and Franconia Conference in February 2020.
“I’ve been overwhelmed by people’s generosity to each other and to their communities. People have gone above and beyond.”
“Even though we will be far apart physically, we will be close at heart.”
We have the opportunity to continue to change and live into our new name which emphasizes the value of each piece, each person, each community, created in the image of God.