Why we don't do Mother's Day in the church so much anymore . . .

It has been said that, back in the day, Mother's Day was the third highest day for church attendance, after Christmas and Easter. Part of that was the idea of giving good 'ol Mom whatever she asked for on Mother's Day. Breakfast in bed? Pancakes? Sure. Church? Well, okay, Mom, but only because it's Mother's Day. (On Father's Day, one wonders if church attendance isn't a bit lower). This speaks to a powerful truth: We may sing hymns like "Faith of our Fathers," but, for most of us, it was, or is, our mothers, grandmothers, or other women in our lives who introduced us to the church; to Christianity; to Jesus. This is the case with my own mother, who was an early female Deacon in her

Honduran Mission Partners visit the church

Don and Maryjane Westra are Honduras mission partners through the UCC Global Ministries. We'll gather for a potluck this coming Tuesday, May 16 at 6 p.m. and then listen to a talk by the Westras about their work.

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