Faith Congregational Church, a vibrant, inclusive Christian community working for social justice through service to God, each other and our neighbors.
Welcome to the Faith Congregational Church website. You will find exciting videos, articles, and information designed to lift your spirit and feed your desire for helpful information. Faith Church is a diverse worship community, an inclusive, justice-minded and unapologetic about our faith and our witness. We celebrate diversity, we celebrate community and we celebrate Jesus Christ. It’s that simple, but be clear that there is so much more.
We invite you to explore the many ways we seek to be a faithful church in these challenging days. Ask us your questions, we like questions. Our church may be old, in fact, it is the oldest predominately black church in the city of Hartford, but our thinking is not old at all. We are affiliated with the United Church of Christ, the first mainline church in America to speak out against slavery, the first mainline church to ordain a woman and the first church to ordain a gay person into ministry in our nation. We stand on the side of justice because we want to always seek to be on the right side of history and besides that to do what we believe Jesus our elder brother and head of the church commands.
If you are in the Greater Hartford area, come worship with us. Whoever you are, you are very welcome at Faith. Now explore the website fully, come back to it often and know that we seek your prayers as we go forward in faith.
Who We Are – Where We Are Going – What We Believe!
We Celebrate Diversity
We are a church that welcomes all (and we do mean all)! No matter who you are and where you may be on life’s journey, you are welcome at Faith Congregational Church. We work toward celebrating all people, young and old, Black, Brown, and White, gay and straight, rich and poor; whomever God sends we will seek to embrace.
We Celebrate Community
We are a church faith community that embraces the wider community and seeks to serve in ways we can. Faith Church is a place where the community can come to talk, to work, to grow. We will be part of the solution, seeking to address community concerns. We will work for justice, not just us.
We Celebrate Jesus
We will celebrate the presence of Jesus Christ in our lives. We will never apologize for our love of Jesus Christ but will celebrate the faith of others and even those with no faith. For us, Jesus is the way, the truth, and the life. We will invite others to know Jesus and will share the love of Christ whenever and wherever we can.
Monday, Wednesday & Friday 9:00 – noon 860-547-0820
From the Pastor’s Study
Dear Faith Family and Friends:
The church has historically been one of the places that a person could go when all other places might say no. It has been a refuge for those without a means to go forward, a place to air out the hurt in their lives and a place where a vision for the future can get realized. It is a place to express gift and talents, sometimes never seen before or appreciated anywhere else. Sometimes the church is seen as an important safety net in our community, a place to get the help needed to make it another day. But the church is still the place where a person can get their life regulated to navigate this often difficult world.
We are, I believe, a people by and large who live by the spirit. No matter your religious affiliation or interfaith understanding, faith is an important part of making sense of this world and maneuvering one’s day to day living. It is by faith that we succeed, not by sight, by reliance upon a higher power rather than solely relying upon our own devices or what we think are our own smarts. Check with any older faithful person as to how they have “come this far,” most would tell you it was by faith.
Our youth and youth from Immanuel will be leading worship on 1st Sunday in August. We are hosting, and will have a joint worship service. Plan to be poresent to support our young people.
BTW, have you seen CT Voice, a new quarterly magazine? The magazine focuses on concerns and interests of the LGBTQ community. Faith Church is featured in “Keeping the Faith,” an article about churches that are welcoming to everyone.
On Saturday, June 15th, our Mart’s House reentry home on Capen St. in Hartford was devastated by a major fire. The seven women who were living at Mart’s are safe, but they lost everything. (Learn more about Mart’s House)
One of the women was able to return home. We moved the six other women temporarily into another CPA residential building, but this is not a permanent solution. The owner of the home where we operated Mart’s House plans to rebuild so that women, who are returning home from prison, will have a comfortable and safe place to live while preparing to live on their own.
Unfortunately, this will take time and how long is not yet known.
Our Resettlement Program’s Mart’s House was more than a house—it was a home. The decor was warm, inviting and supportive, and each woman had her own bedroom. It is very hard for people to find safe housing when they return home from prison. Mart’s House allowed the women to set that worry aside while they prepared to live on their own.
While insurance will cover much of the loss, the cost of the women living in our Washington Street building is nearly 4 times that of when they lived in Mart’s House.
We really need your help.
Mart’s House has been underfunded since 2016. That year, the State Budget Crisis resulted in the cancellation of Resettlement funding from the CT Department of Correction.
Your donation will help Resettlement to continue operating the home in our temporary location and to bring Mart’s House back online and thriving well into the future.
Please consider a donation today to our Resettlement Program during this difficult time. Any amount will help.
If you have any questions or want to know additional ways you can help, contact Sandra Bradford-Jennings, sbradford-
Want a CD of the service? Give Bruce MacCullagh a written request or send him an email.
Need a ride to church? See Deacon Pam Walters for details and to schedule a pickup.
Know someone in need? Leave a message for Pastor Steve, or with Patricia Gray or Deacon Pam.
Need stewardship envelopes? See Alice Lumpkin, Olga Callender or Barbara Wiggins -or contribute online using the “Donate” button.
Need more information? Call the church office 860-547-0820 Monday through Wednesday mornings. Sunday service begins at 10 am.
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Quarterly meeting July 21, 2019, immediately after service.
MEN OF FAITH Men’s Ministry Monday evenings @ 5:30 p.m. Bible Study, Food and Fellowship! All men are welcome. On summer hiatus.
Don’t forget, GIRL SCOUT TROOP 10003 meets on 2nd and 4th Sundays from 1 – 2:30 pm. We are really proud of our girls.
There is a seat for you on Tuesday at Bible study. We start at 7 pm. Great group, great conversation, and great learning! On summer hiatus.
The CHOIR could use your voice! It’s a great way to serve at Faith Church. Wayne Dixon is waiting. Choir rehearsal on Wednesday at 7 p.m. On summer hiatus.
Sunday School for children is planning for the fall/winter term Join us. Volunteer for one Sunday per month. We look forward to seeing you and your children.
Nursery Staffed for Sunday Services
A reminder: the nursery is available when your child is restless or unhappy during service. You may not mind your child’s crying, but others would like to hear the service.
Would you like to volunteer? We need Sunday School teachers, a historian, liturgists and just maybe you can think of ways that you too can help! See Pastor Steve or Patricia Hollis for details.
Remember our Sick and Shut-ins. Don’t forget to send a prayer, card or note. If you don’t see someone, why not call and see how they are doing?
Deacon William Beckham @ hospital
Deacon Mamie Barnum @ home
Felicia Heard @ home
Anita Stringer @ Glastonbury Health Care
James Dudley @ nursing home
Special Events @ Faith Church
Faith Celebrates Its 200th Anniversary!
Faith Congregational Church in Hartford, Connecticut began in 1819 as a place for African Americans to worship on their own since they were previously only able to worship in the backs of churches and in church galleries (balconies). Unable to sit in the main sanctuary and tired of second class treatment, a group of African Americans began worshipping in the conference room of the First Church of Christ in Hartford, Connecticut, which is now known as Center Church. Our ancestor congregation moved to a building on State Street in 1820 and formed the first black Congregational Church in Connecticut and the third oldest in the nation. (According to Mary M. Donohue and Whitney Bayers writing for Connecticut Explored at connecticuthistory.org, Dixwell Avenue Congregational Church in New Haven was founded in 1820 as the African Ecclesiastical Society by Simeon Jocelyn, a white abolitionist, and 24 former slaves.)
The church, now known as Faith Congregational Church, initially called itself the African American Religious Society of Hartford and vowed to create a place of worship where there would be no assigned seating and where anyone was welcome to worship. The congregation purchased property in 1826 where it built a stone-and-brick church on the corner of Talcott and Market Streets.
For more information, read HERE
In Harmony With God: 200th Anniversary Concert Series @ Faith Church
August 25, 2019 Carrie Wilson, Soprano
September 22, 2019 William Beckham, Pianist
October 27, 2019 Earl Gardner, Bass and Patricia Gray, Soprano
Wayne Dixon, Minister of Music
Save the Date
August 25 – Friends and Family Day; Carrie Wilson concert @4:00 p.m.
September 29 – Talcott Street Outdoor service, city-wide celebration and Old State House reception @ 2:00 p.m.
September 22 – William Beckham concert @ 4:00 p.m.
October 19 – Faith’s Fashion Show and Luncheon 11:00 a.m. @ Downtown Marriott See Pam Walters or Olga Callender for tickets
October 20 – Pat Gray & Earl Gardner concert @ 4:00 p.m.
November 8-11 – Washington D.C. trip
FIY: Please see the following people for more information about events, to buy tickets or turn in your money:
- Anniversary Journal: Bridget Gray, Bill Hollis
- Luncheon & Fashion Show: Pam Walters, Barbara Wiggins
- DC trip: Regina Walters, Olga Callendar, Shirley Zachary
REALM – A New Way to Participate
Our church is moving to a new kind of church record keeping solution called Realm®. It primarily serves the administrative needs of our staff, but it also offers some exciting opportunities to support the way you are involved in our church. Not only will this improve work life for our ministry staff, it will make it easier for our church family to connect with each other, keep up with what’s going on, and grow as a connected community of believers.
There are three things you should know before we highlight what you can do:
1. We’re updating the administrative tools our staff uses to run the daily operations of our church.
2. We’re adding more ways to communicate and connect as a church, all while leaving current methods in place.
3. You determine how much you want to make this part of your experience with our church, but we encourage you to participate.
To get the app at iTunes, click HERE.
To get the app at Google Play, click HERE.
OR click on the QR below.
How Careful Are You When Online?
When you are reading your email, do you click on attachments from people you don’t know? Do you click on attachments from people you do know without verifying that they sent you something? What about free things, like games, you can download – how careful are you? Do you back up your work to the cloud or a portable hard drive? How are you protecting yourself?
In Baltimore and Beyond, a Stolen N.S.A. Tool Wreaks Havoc By NICOLE PERLROTH and SCOTT SHANE
American cities are being hijacked with an N.S.A. cyberweapon that has already done billions of dollars in damage overseas. The N.S.A. will say nothing. Read the NY Times article HERE.
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Save the Date: The first Annual Meeting of the newly formed Together, As One Conference (CT, MA and RI) will be Nov. 1 – 2, 2019, in Worcester, MA
Revolutionary Love Project Founder to Keynote Annual Meeting
Valarie Kaur, founder of the Revolutionary Love Project, will be the keynote speaker at the first Annual Meeting of the new Together As One Conference, to be held Nov. 1 and 2 in Worcester, MA. Kaur is a Sikh racial justice activist, civil rights lawyer, award-winning filmmaker, educator and author of Revolutionary Love. Kaur sees love as a public ethic and shared practice to be used in the fight for social justice. She believes “the way we make change is just as important as the change we make.”
The Annual Meeting will be held Friday and Saturday, Nov. 1 and 2, at the DCU Center in Worcester, MA. This will be the first Annual Meeting of the new Together As One Conference, assuming its formation is approved by the UCC’s national gathering in June.
“Southern New England Conference” Recommended as New Name
Associate Conference Minister for Communications
Southern New England Conference of the United Church of Christ.
That name is what the Together, As One Board of Directors will recommend be affirmed as the official name of the new conference when delegates from Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island come together Nov. 1 and 2 for their third Annual Meeting together.
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Downtown, the Yard Goats were playing the New Hampshire Fisher Cats before an announced 6,850, another sea of green and blue. That’s the 26th sellout of the season. A bunch of former Hartford Whalers were in attendance as part of our long lost and beloved NHL team’s third annual reunion. Yeah, Dave Babych and Sean Burke and others were back on the scene, just up the street from what they know as the Civic Center.
Up north, at XFINITY Theatre, Wiz Khalifa was rapping and singing to 15,000 fans. A couple miles away, the Connecticut Convention Center hosted the 17th annual ConnectiCon, “New England’s only massively, multigenre pop culture convention,” and a few blocks up the Wadsworth Atheneum opened its doors for free.
There was a Riverfront Fireworks display, a food truck festival, more. The ales and lagers were flowing from the taps at the beer garden in Bushnell Park. Cirque du Soleil was doing its thing in those skyline-altering tents just off I-91, too.
And then there was Hartford Athletic. The lots opened at 2 p.m., three hours before game time, and it wasn’t long before they were full and rocking. All the tailgate stuff. Flags raised and whipping in the wind, the dude in the green mask beating a drum, megaphones, songs and chants, eager imbibing, and a man snaking through the parking lot asking casually, “Anybody need tickets?”
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City of Hartford Job Opportunities
The City of Hartford is currently hiring:
- Development Services – Administrative Assistant
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The next Council meeting will be held on Monday, August 12, 2019 at 7 PM, preceded at 6 PM by public comments. All meetings are held in Council Chambers in Hartford City Hall, 550 Main Street, 2nd Floor.
Board of Education Meetings
Hartford Youth Service Corps members are available to assist seniors and disabled Hartford homeowners with free Lawn Care services. To register for these services, please contact Hartford 311 by dialing 3-1-1 from a landline or dial 860-757-9311 from a cellular phone. Staff Available Monday – Friday: 8:00am – 5:00pm.
Where should Hartford be when it turns 400?
The City of Hartford, in partnership with The IQuilt Plan Partnership, invites you to kick off a community conversation about this question by participating in an online survey, at www.hartford400.org.
We want you to think big!
Your responses will help shape the development of a comprehensive plan for Hartford’s future.
To get the latest updates about this planning process, including future opportunities to participate, be sure to sign up for our mailing list at www.hartford400.org.
Health & Human Services – Change in Dial A Ride Shuttle Schedule
EFFECTIVE 01/21/2019 there will be a change in the Monday Grocery Shuttle schedule. Please click on image to download complete schedule.
Schedule for Hartford Outdoor Swimming Pools
- June 16: Colt Park Pool Center is opened to the public.
- June 30: Pools in Goodwin, Keney, and Pope Parks are opened to the public.
- August 18: Pools in Goodwin and Keney Parks are open for the last day for swimming.
- August 24: Pool in Pope Park is open for the last day for swimming.
- September 2: Pool in Colt Park is open for the last day for swimming.
Like Jazz? Want to Keep Up With What’s Happening?
You can add the Hartford Jazz Society’s events to your calendar automatically HERE.
- Connecticut Public Affairs Network’s 2019 Summer Concert Series, $2,400. The concerts will be June 7 to Sept. 27 at the Old State House.
The Hartford History Center at Hartford Public Library, The Amistad Center for Art & Culture, the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, the Old State House, and UConn Humanities Institute -UCHI formed a community engagement partnership to present Encounters, a series focused on encouraging informed and informal conversations about issues that affect our lives. The aim is to strengthen our ability to know ourselves and to develop a forum for respectful and challenging dialogue. Click HERE for more information.
African American Literature Book Club @ Downtown Hartford Public Library
August 6: Hopes and Expectations: The Origins of the Black Middle Class in Hartford, by Suzanne Holliday-Thomas
Sept. 3: The Sellout: A Novel, by Paul Beatty
The AAL Book Club is for anyone interested in reading and discussing African American literature, both fiction and nonfiction, as well as sharing information and learning about the African American experience. It is an opportunity for us to get to know each other while we engage in lively and stimulating discussion of topics of interest to us all.
Please RSVP to Carolyn Korber at email@example.com.
Linda Martin, Sharing Stories
Reception: Saturday, August 17, 2-4pm
The New W-4 Form Changes Could Make Your Life A Lot Harder
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Do you know about this? Footwear with Care provides new shoes and socks to homeless folks. Read all about their work and look for the next date if you know someone who might need shoes.
CT NOW for events
Live in Hartford? Get Your Free Tickets Today!
Hartford residents who are Hartford Public Library cardholders can now reserve up to 2 free tickets to plays at Hartford Stage as part of our new partnership. Each of the seven branches of Hartford Public Library will have a two-ticket pass per eligible show. Patrons can check online to see where passes are available, but they must ask for them in person at any of the seven Library locations. Once you have reserved the tickets at a Library branch, you must confirm the seats by calling the box office at Hartford Stage, 860-527-5151.
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Do you know your history? African American Geneology Resources
Every Month is Faith History Month Because Hartford History IS American History
Faith is celebrating its 200th anniversary in 2019
On September 29, 2019 starting at 2:oo p.m. there will be a city-wide celebration of Faith Church and its impact on the City of Hartford and its residents over the past 200 years. Special invited guests include Beverly Morgan Welch, Sally Wipple and other distinguished persons from Faith’s history. This once in a lifetime event will take place on the original site of the Talcott Street Church on the forner of Talcott and Market Streets. After the celebration on site, we will walk to The Old Statehouse for more celebrating!
Faith Congregational Church has a 200-year legacy that includes a noteworthy collection of historical materials. “We have an amazing collection of historical papers and photographs here at our church. We have a number of bibles dating back our early days, including the Pennington bible,” says Rev. Stephen W Camp, senior pastor. Pennington, the first black student to attend Yale University, was an escaped slave who became known as a preacher and writer and was a leader in the abolition movement. He and his congregation provided leadership and funds in the legal campaign for the release of the Mende people taken hostage in the Amistad case.
Our own Pennington Bible is on loan to the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture and is on exhibit in the Slavery to Freedom Gallery.
Want to go to the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture?
Same-day timed entry passes are available online beginning at 6:30 a.m. ET daily until they run out. Same-day passes are not available via phone. CHECK SAME-DAY AVAILABILITY
Advance timed entry passes for individuals are released monthly. Advance timed entry passes for individuals are released on the first Wednesday of each month. The next day for passes to be released will be Wednesday August 7. Passes go very quickly when released.
Every Month is Women’s History Month Because Women’s History IS Everyone’s History
Read more HERE.
Do You Know Colson Whitehead?
Colson Whitehead (born November 6, 1969) is an American novelist. He is the author of seven novels, including his debut work, the 1999 novel The Intuitionist, and The Underground Railroad (2016), for which he won the 2016 National Book Award for Fiction and the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction His most recent novel is The Nickel Boys. Michael S. Jacksosn writes, “The Nickel Boys follows two boys struggling through their sentences at an abusive reform school under the specter of segregation in the 1960s. The school was based on the real Arthur G. Dozier School for Boys in Florida, notorious for its mental, physical and sexual abuses, which was closed in 2011; dozens of bodies have been found buried on the school’s grounds.” In conjunction with the publication of The Nickel Boys, Whitehead was featured on the cover of TIME Magazine for the July 8, 2019 edition, alongside the strap-line “America’s Storyteller.”He also received the New York State Edith Wharton Citation of Merit for Fiction Writers and has the title of New York State Author.
100,000 Sisters Making Strides Toward Better Health
GirlTrek brings Black women together for weekly walks in neighborhoods across the country.
I’ll admit it. I’m not a gym girl. But I am a walking girl. I love to walk. And more than that, I love to walk (and talk) with friends. I also love to walk to stay in shape, and I’ve never been in such great shape as when I was on a roll for about a year and walked an average of five miles every day.
So when I listened to a TED Talk passionately delivered by GirlTrek’s leaders (while I was walking on the treadmill at the gym), I was excited to learn more about this organization that brings Black women together for organized walks in their neighborhoods. I was in.
GirlTrek is planning a million-woman, three-day walk in May 2020, retracing the steps of the historic 54-mile civil rights walk from Selma to Montgomery. Dubbed the “Summer of Selma,” they describe the event as the Woodstock of healing for Black women.
Harriet’s Handbook is a step-by-step guide with 1000 walks and ideas to save your own life and the lives of the women you love. Celebrate your success as you reach milestones by “Claiming the Victory” below.
Places that are Dirtier than Your Toilet !
- Your cellphone
- Remote controls
- Computer keyboards
- Kitchen sponges and dish cloths
- Purses (especially if you sit them on the floor)
- Pet food bowls and toys
- Children’s toys
How Pushups Can Help Men’s Hearts
In a 10-year study published in February, researchers reported that men who can do 40 pushups have a whopping 96% lower risk of heart disease than guys who can’t muster 10. The average man in the study: Nearly 40 years old and overweight, but not obese. All 1,562 men were physically active firefighters rather than office workers. The study’s results strengthen the case that muscle-building promotes heart health.
Read more HERE.
Eating the Same Thing Every Week? Want to Try Something Different?
Try eggplant! Eggplant isn’t a vegetable you automatically think of when you’re making dinner. The texture can be strange and mushy, and it soaks up all the oil you can put o it! My favorite way to have eggplant is eggplant parmesan. If you like lasagne and other dishes with tomato sauce and lots of cheese, this is a great way to try eggplant.
- 2 eggs, beaten with a little water (1 teaspoon is enough)
- 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
- 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Dip eggplant slices in egg mixture, then in bread crumbs. Place in a single layer on a baking sheet sprayed with cooking spray. Bake in preheated oven for 5 minutes then turn the eggplant over and bake 5 minutes more.
- In a 9×13 inch baking dish cover the bottom with spaghetti sauce. Place a layer of eggplant slices in the sauce. Sprinkle with mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses. Repeat with remaining ingredients, ending with the cheeses. Sprinkle Italian seasoning on top.
- Bake in preheated oven for 35 minutes, or until the cheese melts and bubbles up and the top is golden brown. Check after 25 minutes just so you don’t overbake it.
Americans own an estimated 265 million guns, more than one gun for every adult. Data from the Gun Violence Archive reveals there is a mass shooting – defined as four or more people shot in one incident, not including the shooter – nine out of every 10 days on average. Click HERE for an interactive map.
NAACP, State Team Up To Help Inmates Find Employment
by Lisa Backus @ ctnewsjunkie.com
The Connecticut NAACP and state officials are hoping to find 10,000 jobs for formerly incarcerated individuals in the next three years.
Connecticut is a pilot state for the NAACP’s national “Million Jobs” campaign to get major businesses on board with hiring former inmates who will receive training that actually leads to a job, said Scot X. Esdaile, president of the Connecticut NAACP and the chair of the national NAACP Criminal Justice Committee.
“There are a lot of people dealing with addiction services, housing issues, mental health issues, but no one is dealing with the jobs issue,” Esdaile said. “The number one social program out there is a job.”
Esdaile and more than 100 business leaders and state officials, including Gov. Ned Lamont, met Tuesday to start planning the implementation of the program which they hope to launch by mid-September.
Read more HERE.
Judge claims teen rapist should be given leniency because he ‘comes from a good family.’
A family court judge has continually shown leniency to a 16-year-old boy who raped a 16-year-old girl because he is “from a good family,” who “put him into an excellent school where he is doing extremely well,” according to the New York Times. The judge also said that it should have been explained to the victim that pressing charges would ruin the boy’s life.
The assault happened at a pajama party in New Jersey, where the victim was heavily intoxicated. The boy filmed himself penetrating her from behind, and sent out the video he took as a text with the words, “When your first time having sex was rape.” In the video, the girl’s head is seen hanging down, and her torso exposed.
But Judge James Troiano said this wasn’t rape, claiming rape is something that is reserved for cases where the victim is held at gunpoint. This, he claims, is sexual assault, and should be treated differently. Read more here and here.
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Check out these familiar – and new – prayer resources:
- The Upper Room
- Beliefnet (new)
- Our Daily Bread
- Prayer: The Ultimate Lifestyle (new)
- When God Says No
- Going Deeper in Prayer (new)
- The Strength and Power of Prayer
- Bible Verses About Prayer
- Guideposts: The Power of Prayer
- The Power of Prayer
- James 5:16b
- The Power of Prayer: Enhance Your Life
- Creating the Beloved Community
- What Happens to Your Brain When You Pray?
- Prayers About Gun Violence
- Put the Power in Prayer
- Strength and Power in Prayer
What Do We Believe?
We believe in God:
Who created and is creating, who has come to us
To reconcile and make new, who works in us and others by his spirit.
We trust him.
Jesus calls us to be his church:
To celebrate his presence, to live and serve others,
To seek justice and resist evil, to proclaim Jesus,
Crucified and risen, our judge and our hope.
In life, in death, in life beyond death, God is with us.
We are not alone.
Thanks be to God. Amen.
(from United Church of Canada)