A note from Rev. Allred…

Happy Back To School!

Fall is almost here and if you are like me, you’re relieved. Kids are back in school, it’s getting a little bit cooler, routines are starting to settle, this is that sweet spot where me and my family thrive.

We sent our oldest to Kindergarten this year. And while I did not cry at the bus stop, I certainly felt that tug of nostalgia of when he was just puttering around, barely walking, and now he was bounding up the steps of the bus and enthusiastically waving goodbye.

We’ve made friends with families along our block, all waiting by the stop sign for the bus together. Henry has started to learn what it means to be a part of a community– how our relationships, our habits, and even our faith play a larger role in how our community fails or thrives.

Here at Kitchell, we are a small but mighty congregation. We go slow. We take time to savor life’s moments. We ask after one another. We take care of one another. We laugh and cry together. We read the Bible, ask big questions, take big leaps of faith– together.

For me, that’s the best thing about being a part of a community of faith. You are surrounded by individuals who are also doing their best to love their community, live graciously, promote justice, and enjoy this beautiful and divinely created world we call home. But when life surprises us, with a scary diagnosis, or sudden loss of a job, or whatever else the case may be, you can rest assured that you don’t have to face those life moments alone.

If you’ve ever wondered what church was like inside our little white chapel on the corner, we hope you pop in and visit us sometime! And if you’re not quite ready to walk through our doors, you can tune in to worship from YouTube or Zoom each week. Take a look at our Facebook and Instagram pages to see what we’re up to, what we’re working towards, and where you might fit in.

There’s always more room.

Grace and Peace,

-Pastor Hannah Faye

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