“If we’re going to reach people who aren’t part of the party that we’re throwing, we need to throw a different kind of party.”
The Rev. Zach Kerzee of Simple Church in Grafton, Massachusetts, easily moves from talking about parties to talking about church. For him, parties and church are closely related; one idea usually involves the other.
Where do you see God?
Many people see God in nature. Others notice God in family, friends and loved ones. Still more hear God sung in songs.
Brian Combs was surprised by where he saw God. He witnessed the presence of God while sitting in a park in Atlanta.
While some faith communities are called to be large centers of worship, others are called to be small groups nimbly meeting specific needs in their community. Sophia Community is one such community — called to provide a community of support for those wearied by presenting a picture of living the “perfect life.”
In 2010, a devastating earthquake hit Port au Prince, Haiti, and the surrounding area. In the aftermath, many Haitians moved to Brazil for work. When the economy and government collapsed in Brazil in 2015, many of those refugees began the long journey towards the United States in hopes of reuniting with family and friends there.