This week our pastoral letter is actually an article written by one of our elders, Dr. Jay Lynch. Jay and his wife, Laura have attended Creekside since the 1990’s. We wanted to send this on to you all to read because it not only has valuable information to hear but it is also a wonderful example of how to integrate faith and work. Enjoy!
Creekside has always placed a high value on hospitality. Honestly, it’s one of the things that attracted me to this church. I love the fact that Creeksiders regularly open their homes, whether to share meals or to provide a respite for those who need a place to stay.
By Michael Roop
Lately, I’ve gotten a lot of questions surrounding the Black Lives Matter movement, and specifically where Creekside stands. And because mistrust tends to breed in what’s not said, rather than in what is said, I thought it important to at least begin weighing in on these questions.
If you look at Scripture it is clear that one of the things God’s people have always been about is teaching and passing on God’s wisdom and instructions. Creekside has therefore always believed that a key role of the church is to be that teaching community, where the truth and grace of the Bible is explored and unpacked in ways that impact our day to day lives. We have seen God’s faithfulness to our church family by providing gifted women and men as teachers, who have greatly blessed our church.