9-24-17: A Pilgrim State of Mind

My friends, our Progressive Christianity series is off to both a refreshing and illuminating start! When we consider them, the past two weeks have challenged us intellectually, emotionally, and of course, religiously! Where else can you find a Christian church that places Jesus and his teachings about God and creation at the center of its identity, work, and mission, while embracing the witness of many paths that enrich, not hinder, our spiritual journeys along the way? I recall the amazing interfaith work we accomplished for love and justice in August, for example, and I'm beyond excited for our future as a Christian community! We simply refuse to be a "God in a box" church!

In the name of Jesus, we will affirm our call to be a community that is open, welcoming, and affirming to all! Come home family and friends!!

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."