6-18-17: We Belong

Scottish-American journalist John Swinton once said, "“To be included you just need to be present. To belong you need to be missed.”  As I consider a future for our church, I'm reminded of the power of memory and presence.  I encourage you, through the remainder of this week and beyond, to cherish the moments of this life with which you are blessed.  Hug your loved ones just a little tighter, serve with all your heart in greater depth, and be present to those who need your healing touch.  Create a community of belonging, and see the blessings of God come alive! 

Author of this post

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."