At 9 am tomorrow morning, 6 of our young people will begin a “30 hour famine.” From then until Sunday morning, they will live on juice as they learn first hand what it is like to be hungry in America. Pam Sakala has planned many activities for them that will make them aware of the situation with hunger in our country – even in our neighborhood. As it has been in the past, this will be an eye-opening experience for our youth.
On Sunday, they will share that experience with us. It is significant, I think, that the Gospel story is one in which the Risen Christ appears to the disciples and shares a meal with them. Jesus also brings them His Peace and His promise to be with them as He sends them into the world to share the Good News.
Our young people will share with us the news of the hunger that is all around us, but we will also hear the Good News that Jesus comes to us with His Peace and sends us into the world to share that Peace as we share the abundance we have received with those in need.
Worship is at 10:30am. The Sunday School and Confirmation students will gather in the Family Room at 9am to hear about the famine experience.
Another reminder that all are invited to help assemble snack packs for hungry children with the famine participants at 1pm on Saturday afternoon in the office building. Come and be a part of the Good News for some hungry children.