Every stage of life brings new challenges and new opportunities.
I’ve bet you’ve noticed that, haven’t you?
Life was different when you were fresh out of college, eager to start a career. Life changed again if you had kids, and you became immersed in their sports and clubs and school. Life changes every time you start a new job, decide to move, add or say goodbye to a family member, or retire.
I believe that in every stage of life we need to be a part of a group that encourages and supports our faith within that particular stage. This is just as true for our youth as it is for our seniors.
I have noticed that Unity does a really good job of this. It doesn’t matter if you are a new mom or newly retired–you can find community at Unity. (Our awesome Youth Sunday speakers, musicians, and volunteers testified to this just two days ago!)
However, we have an opportunity to strengthen one particular life stage; young adults and growing families. Many of you have shared with me that Unity has a unique opportunity to reach out to the many families and young adults that are moving to the Denver area. I’ve heard a passion for creating an environment where these groups can grow in their faith. In order to respond to this passion, your session has authorized the formation of a new team. This team will be focused on creating opportunities for our growing families and young adults to gather in community.
If you would like to be a part of this community, please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I will then add you to an e-mail list where you will hear about upcoming events that are geared toward creating community among families and young adults.
This makes me think of something Paul said is his letter to the Colossians:
“So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live your lives in him, rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness.”
– Colossians 2:6-7
Live your lives rooted in Christ…
No matter what stage of life you find yourself in, my prayer is for you to continue to be rooted in Christ. May your faith strengthen you every day so that your heart overflows with thankfulness for all that God has done and will do.
See you on Sunday!