NEWS & Updates
This week we have people participating in the CROP Hunger Walk. Please consider making a donation. Cash or checks (made out to CWS Crop Hunger Walk) can be sent to the church office or given to a walker. You can also make an online donation at Olivet’s Team page. We are also collecting non-perishable items for Nourish Bridgeport a program run in partnership with United Congregational Church- the starting point for this year’s walk!
Join us following worship as we continue our discussion of Sacred Soil by Melina Rudman.
This Sunday, 8/29, Selina from Covenant to Care will be joining Olivet parishioners for worship and the backpacks and school supplies for the Back-to-School Drive will be assembled. Thank you again to all who donated!
Don’t forget to mark your calendars for Rally Sunday, September 12th!
Our Book Study of Sacred Soil continues. Stay tuned for the next date.
In these fifteen intimate essays, Melina Rudman explores the pain of loss and the joy of connection, all within the context of her garden. She writes of gardening as a spiritual practice, one that has the power to ground us in the seasons and cycles of Nature. Gardening, she says, plants us firmly in the circle of birth, life, and death, “smack dab in the middle of life’s gore and glory.” While gardening focuses on the world of touch and sight and scent, it also opens doors to deeper realities. It teaches us resilience; it shows us how to let go; it comforts our aching hearts; it leads us to repentance—and it offers us a conduit to the Divine.
Due to the storm we will meet via Zoom for the 10am service today. Stay Safe!