Time is a human construct.
We have organized time and broken it into uniform pieces that we can mark and measure. Then we place ourselves within our own constructs and measure our lives by its passing. Although we attribute this to nature and to God, time is an invention of and a prison to us.
God has no use of dates, years, hours, or seconds. Nature does not need it. We can observe cycles of celestial passage without the need of chronographs. And in so doing, we can draw nearer to God and more present to the life within the cycles. The idea of measurable time obstructs eternity. Calendars, clocks, appointments, and such, which are meant to make our lives easier, can draw us away from the eternal and the divine. There really is no such thing as time—only a feeble attempt to measure what cannot be measured.
As the seasons turn and the cycle moves from “summer” to “fall,” let us all be aware that our measures of time are irrelevant to God. With its own rhythms, life simply is.
So, when we find ourselves in a cool sunlight, with air crisp and sweet as the apples ripening on the trees, may we let go of time, dates, and schedules just long enough to dip ourselves into the pools of God’s eternity.
Sunday Services begin at 10:00 a.m.
Worship is casual, comfortable, and fun!
Simply come as you are. We’ll be looking for you.
We Are an Open and Affirming Church
What does “Open and Affirming” (ONA) mean?
- It is a public covenant of welcome to persons of all sexual orientations, gender identities, and gender expressions.
- It is a United Church of Christ (UCC) designation.
- It is for congregations, campus ministries, and other UCC bodies.
- Everyone is welcomed into full life and ministry.