As I prepare to leave the Brookfield Congregational Church I do so with a spirit of thankfulness. I am grateful for the many kindnesses extended to Deb and me during our time together, especially in the aftermath of Deb’s fall and broken ankle. The building of the ramp, the many meals, and so many other acts of kindness made that time of recovery so much more bearable for both of us.
I also leave with a deep-seated feeling of confidence that the Brookfield Congregational Church has a bright future as it continues to minister by the power of the Holy Spirit working in your midst. This church has so many signs of strength and vitality, and it continues to reach out lovingly and effectively to the surrounding community. People will be drawn to such a dynamic presence in the Quaboag region.
In closing, let me share one of my favorite passages of scripture from the 14th chapter of the gospel of John, which I feel is a fitting final word: “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled, and do not let them be afraid.”
May God bless all of you, and may God bless the Brookfield Congregational Church.
In Christ's Peace,