Today’s message comes from a courageous person in our church, Dwight Smith, who shares his personal story as we share the scripture story today. When he finished speaking, the church gave him a standing ovation – a well deserved, well earned standing ovation. What a courageous and generous spirit he is to share his story with us, and now with you.

The poem Rev. Emily references in this message is “Afterward” by William Strafford, and the full text can be read here.

Starting June 19, our church will be hosting a NAMI support group for friends and family of those living with mental illness. The group is co-facilitated by several church members who are trained facilitators, and who are also kind and generous souls. All are welcome in this space.