6-11-17: Perfect Imperfection


My NCC family, I greet you with a newfound appreciation for the phrase "June gloom!" You each, in your own way, tried to warn me about this unexpected aspect of my work here in Laguna Beach. All I can say is keep me in your thoughts! But, on a serious note, I look forward to seeing you this Sunday for worship. Living on this side of heaven helps to make clear our imperfection and areas of need for growth. How great is to know we have the Holy One standing ready to fill in the gaps and propel us forward! I send all of my love.

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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."