“We shall not cease form exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time.” — T.S. Eliot
Summer Worship Theme, 2014
The summer of 2014 will be a special time in the life of Tabernacle Baptist Church. The congregation has unanimously voted to send our pastor, Sterling Severns, on a much deserved sabbatical of rest and renewal. He will spend the summer exploring and, in some cases, re-exploring those places he calls home.
However, Sterling is not the only one who will spend his summer exploring what it means to be “home” and, ultimately, what it means to be “home again.” As he goes, we will journey alongside him from afar as we, too, explore how home is so much more than a place. It is a great time to be a part of the Tabernacle family! We hope you’ll make plans to be with us throughout the Summer!
What is Home?:
The poet, Maya Angelou claims, “The ache for home lives in all of us.” If you were to ask yourself what it is that you ache for when you think of home, what might that be? Is it the safety and security of shelter? Is it a certain feeling or sense of nostalgia? Is it a freedom to be yourself without question? In this season, you are invited to reflect on what home means for you and how we, as a church, might become home for others.
July 13:Home Is Where the Heart Is (and Where the Soul and the Might Are, Too) (Deut 6:1-9)