Read the full issue of this week’s newsletter, The Weekly Liberal, here.
In this week’s issue, Rev. Jen Crow shares:
What a joy it was to pull up to church this morning and see the building bustling, not only with our usual companions from Southside Child Development Center and various church meetings and groups, but with Shir Tikvah, here to celebrate Rosh Hashanah and welcome in the new year. Our relationship with Shir Tikvah goes back more than 20 years, when they bought the building we once occupied on 50th and Girard. I’m told that in the papers documenting that building sale, it was written in there that our new home at 3400 Dupont Ave. S. would be forever open to them as a place to celebrate their High Holy Days. I’m grateful for this connection, not only because of the way it asks us to share space together, but even more because it deepens our relationship.
In the more than 20 years since both of our congregations moved, our faith communities have grown, and we find ourselves beside one another at protest marches, at rallies, on holidays, and in our ongoing commitment to justice in our community. Given our inheritance of intentions in this building at 3400 Dupont (hear more in the sermon from last week), I’m especially grateful to be in relationship with such a vibrant congregation.
Join us this week as we continue to envision the ways that our building can facilitate our mission and make these kinds of relationship possible.