Here is the current sign outside the United Methodist Church in our neighborhood:
Make no mistake, this Methodist church is filled with activity during the weekdays. It houses our town’s Senior Center, food bank, and an impressive community theater (currently presenting: “Nunsense”), and it serves as the local headquarters for the Boy Scouts of America. In short, it’s a community center with a charming stone exterior.
And now, the icing on the cake, it’s open on Sundays so you can even worship God in the church. Traditional if you like feel-good songs and Bible stories; Starbucks-style if sipping coffee and munching baked goods is your way of praying. Come as you are. If you want to. The Big Sugar-Daddy in the Sky is waiting.
* My husband, the cradle Catholic and historian, tells me “keep holy the Sabbath” is the Third Commandment for Catholics and Lutherans who follow St. Augustine’s synthesis of Exodus 20 & Deuteronomy 5. It is the Fourth Commandment according to the Septuagint, Talmud, Calvin’s Institutes of Religion, and the Book of Mormon. Bible History on a Thursday morning, brought to you by Building Cathedrals.