Phillips UMC in Lakewood, CO felt loss during the pandemic when they were not able to gather as a church to grieve loved ones who died during this period. "Also, we couldn’t gather to celebrate our resident Eagle Scout and dedicate his project. The day of remembrance was perfect to dedicate this beautiful new flowerbed created by this young man’s project. And each flower is accompanied by a butterfly marker honoring each of our loved ones. In worship, the families named a flower and why that flower described their family member. It was a day of celebration and gathering together especially for families, our church, and those who had not yet reconnected with worship."
Submitted by Rev. Joyce DeToni-Hill
How are you connecting with your community this summer? The Community Engagement team of the Mountain Sky Conference encourages you to pick a project, volunteer in mission, start a new group, work on leadership development – the possibilities are endless. Then, sometime between today and September 1, tell us about it! Selected stories will be celebrated via Mountain Sky communication vehicles such as Ministry Crossroads. As we continue to build our connection, we celebrate the ways that faith communities are engaged. By sharing how you are involved, you inspire others and share knowledge with those communities that have the same challenges and opportunities as you! Check out our link for more details and feel free to share across the Conference