Sometimes silence is as much of a weapon as a sword. And so, there will be an Interfaith Gathering of Empathy and Solidarity at the Congregational Church of Patchogue, 95 East Main Street, on Wednesday, February 25th at 7:00 in the evening in response to the beheading on a Libyan beach of 21 Egyptian Christians by 21 ISIS terrorists; the attacks on a kosher deli and the offices of Charlie Hebdo in Paris; a Muslim pilot burned alive in a cage; the recent (still under investigation) possible hate crime killing of three Muslim youth in North Carolina; and other deplorable events that cry out for a spiritual response amidst the military, police and other political responses. This service does not endorse one religion over another; and is inclusive of non-faith communities and traditions as well. We have been presented with a great opportunity to transform tragedy into solidarity. A spiritual response by religious and secular people and groups to affirm our common good will be greatly appreciated.
From Pastor Dwight
We are now in the season between the birth and the crucifixion of Jesus. In a few, short weeks we will learn much from the brief, three year ministry of Jesus. This is a time of great joy and hope. In the next two months of dark midwinter, let us allow Christ to usher light into the darkness.
Rejoice, our Light has come!
Rev. Dwight Lee Wolter