This Sunday at BLC

May 27, 2018 – The Holy Trinity Sunday

t seems unreal that Memorial Day Weekend is upon us.  From a personal standpoint, I am almost at the halfway point of the start of my role with BLC, and in many ways it seems like mere weeks have passed.  That is a testament to the myriad of ways and ministry opportunities with which BLC members engage with this community.  We have studied together, prayed together, laughed together, learned together, made beautiful music together, and even went to a “rodeo” together at BLC’s Fellowship Auction!  That list just begins to scratch the surface!  I continue to be amazed at the ways BLC members come together and then go out from this place to be salt and light in the world.

As the summer months unfold, there is a lot that will continue to happen at BLC.  There are a variety of camping opportunities for all ages.  (Check out the rest of the Star for important dates)  There is a weekly Thursday evening opportunity for worship in addition to Sunday mornings beginning May 31.  There will be continued opportunities for faith formation.  This all serves as a reminder that while we may take much needed breaks from school, work, and other areas of life during the summer, our on-going relationships with God develop year-long!  Hopefully, this is refreshing news, for Jesus gave the invitation, “Come to me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.  Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me; for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.  For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.” (Matthew 11:25-30)

Given how quickly summer has seemed to have come (despite the late start weather wise!), fall will likely be here before we know it.  While I for one am not looking forward to cooler temperatures, I am looking forward to implementing plans that are in the works for what I am sure will be another program year of spiritual and relational growth, deepening awareness to the needs of the community that surrounds us, both locally and globally, questioning and exploration, creativity, and more!

Before the fall starts, keep an eye out for information about training regarding BLC’s updated Guidelines for Working with Children, Youth, and Vulnerable Persons policy, as we endeavor to create as safe a space as possible and live into our shared responsibility and joy of being good caretakers and members of community.

May you all have a rejuvenating summer!

~ Katie K., Director of Faith Formation