We’re going to need to be like weeds.Over the next four years, the progressive Church will need to be scrappy, tenacious, and impossible to get rid of. Like a weed pushing up through the cracks in the sidewalk, we will need to find insistent ways to thrive, rooting ourselves in love when hate has become all too commonplace. The fact that St. Lydia’s exists is more important now than ever. Our nation needs churches who will be beacons in the coming years. We need to show people what following Jesus looks like. We need places that will welcome extravagantly, lay a table for everyone, work intentionally to connect people across boundaries, and actively resist hate, fear, and discrimination in all its forms. This work takes place every day at St. Lydia’s, and it only happens with your participation. Our goal is to raise $20,000 by the end of 2016 to allow us to be a place of justice making every day. As of December 10, we have raised $2,430 toward our goal! We hope you will consider a year end gift of $50, $100, or $500.
Together, we are holding fast to what is good. Thank you for being a part of this work.