We will not meet on New Year’s Day so that our hard-working volunteers can enjoy the holiday with friends and family! Instead, we invite you to enjoy a special online holiday service recorded by our Pacific Western Region Staff Team: “Lessons from Gate A-4.”
In her poem “Gate A-4”, Arab-American poet Naomi Shihab Nye shares an account of distress, compassion, and community as she is called to interpret Arabic for a fearful traveler at an airport. As many of us take to the highways, airways, and railways in December and January, the PWR Staff has put together a worship service that touches on the poem’s themes and questions, such as Who are we called to care for? When do we answer the call to serve? Where might we be surprised by grace?