Victor Hugo’s Les Misérables is a truly epic story. Whether you’ve tackled the 1,400-page 19th-century novel, witnessed the Broadway musical (and memorized its soundtrack), or seen the several screen adaptations of it, you already know the power of its story.
The author and pastor Matt Rawle dives into six ideals found in the story—grace, justice, poverty, revolution, love, and hope—each represented by a character in Hugo’s story. As these imperfect and relatable characters interact, we can see how these ideals work together (perhaps even despite each other) out in the world.
Each Sunday’s sermon in Lent will be based on a chapter of the book and members of the Chancel Choir will be bringing some of the music to our worship.
We are proud members of the Reconciling Ministries Network since October 2019 and outspoken advocates for people of all sexual orientations, gender identities, and expressions. We believe that we are called to "resist evil, injustice, and oppression in whatever forms they present themselves."
For more information, visit rmnetwork.org.
As a way to live out our faith and commitment to being a Reconciling Ministry, we have developed a unique worship service called Kaleidoscope. This Thursday night gathering centers the LGBTQ+ community, is interactive and spirit-filled, and reminds everyone that they are a beloved creation. Learn more by clicking on this link.
As an anti-racist congregation, "we will work for equal and equitable opportunities in employment and promotion, education and training; in voting, access to public accommodations, and housing; to credit, loans, venture capital, and insurance; to positions of leadership and power in all elements of our life together; and to full participation in the Church and society."
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