Ministry is a quality of relationship between and among human beings that beckons forth hidden possibilities. It is inviting people into deeper, more constant, more reverent relationship with the world and with one another. Ministry is carrying forward a long heritage of hope and liberation that has dignified and informed the human venture over many centuries. It is being present with others in their terrors and torments, in their grief and pain, knowing that those feelings are our feelings, too. Ministry is celebrating the triumphs of the human spirit, the miracles of birth and life, the wonders of devotion and sacrifice. It is witnessing to life-enhancing values, speaking truth to power, standing for human dignity and equity, for compassion and for aspiration. Ministry is believing in life in the presence of death, struggling for human responsibility against principalities and powers in institutions and structures that ignore humaneness and become instruments of death. It is all these and much, much more than all of them, present in the wordless, the unspoken, the ineffable. It is speaking and living the highest we know, and living with the knowledge that it is never as deep, as wide, or as high as we wish. Wherever there is a meeting that summons us to our better selves, wherever our lostness is found, our fragments are reunited, our wounds begin healing, our spines straighten, and our muscles grow strong for the talk there is ministry.
Church members serve food at Marian House Soup Kitchen, collect goods for the needy, deliver meals for Silver Key Senior Services, have rehabilitated houses for Rebuilding Together, adopt a family at Christmas time, march in demonstrations for equality, peace, and justice, speak out on issues we care about, get together to talk about simplicity and caring for the earth, and more. The church’s mission in this area is to help our members and friends honor and live out their faith in the world.
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