12-10-17: Blowing in The Wind


Last Sunday, we began our Advent journey into the Joy of Compassion with a focus on cultivating hope in our hearts.  It starts with acknowledging where we are in life, no matter what the circumstances or details of the situation might be, and extending grace to ourselves.  My brothers and sisters, our reclamation of hope begins with an unedited acceptance of who we are and what we need.  Then, the Holy One can begin Her compassionate work of peacemaking and redemption in all of us.  In preparation for this Sunday, I invite you to consider two questions.  What are some areas where we do not always have peace in our lives?  What are some things that can keep us from having peace with the Holy One? 

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Reverend Rodrick Echols Pastor "Reverend (Rod)rick Echols is originally from Memphis, graduated from Brown University, and holds a Master of Divinity from Boston University. In his professional life, he has held development roles with several prominent institutions, including UC San Diego, Brown University, United Way, and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. His specialties include pastoral care, leadership development, communication, fundraising, and counseling. Reverend Rod has served in various capacities in a number of churches, including Youth Pastor, Interim Minister, and most recently Pastor of Congregational Development before joining us here at NCC! His faith is strong. He listens and communicates well. He is a quality preacher and brings a passion for social justice. He also seeks to provide space for young people to gather and connect. Rev. Rod is a young, spirited pastor who speaks from the heart."