Homecoming Sunday Re-Sets Our Roots
(Posted September 9, 2021)
For some people, going to church is going home. In a very profound sense, I would say the same thing. Home is where Christ is.” - Frederick Buechner, theologian
On this particular Sunday, we come home to First Church for the fall and winter seasons. Why should we celebrate this returning? Because, in a real sense, it gives us a chance to re-set our roots in a firm foundation.
We’ve all endured a summer buffeted by the winds of change, by disasters and personal losses, and the constant concern of whether the virus will once again try to stop us from gathering. This is a chance to enjoy some soaring music from the Meetinghouse Quartet, to plant those spiritual roots and say: “Yes, we’re home. Our roots are firmly planted.”
Church Services on Sunday
In-Person Service begins at 10 a.m. Please observe these social distancing guidelines when you worship with us.
Watch us on Facebook: We livestream our services to Facebook. You may view them live or on demand at www.Facebook.com/DanburyChurch/videos.
Come Home and Be the Church
We’re home. “Coming Home” isn’t limited to sitting in a pew. It can also be returning to online worship after taking a summer break. And I think, on this weekend that we remember all those who could never come home again because of 9/11, we have a chance and obligation to be together; to remember and to pledge that we will be the ones to bring the love of Christ to a world that is so saturated with dysfunctional contempt among people.
But here – in the sanctuary and on the airwaves that bring worship into our homes each week -- we find a safe place to be together. Pastor Bill Hybels once said that “Church is what you do. Church is who you are. Church is the human outworking of the person of Jesus Christ. Let's not go to Church, let's be the Church.”
This Sunday I invite you to come be the Church – and to have a wonderful time in services and in a special Coffee Hour.