Love that Binds Coyote, Tadpole, & Humanity Together

We believe in God.
   God who created each of us in the divine image.
   God who loves our neighbors and our enemies as fully as us.

We trust in the love that binds
   human being to human being.
The love that connects freezing fog,
the coyote, the tadpole of spring, and
even the tiniest microbe to us and to you.

We trust in the grace revealed
through Jesus the Christ.
We believe in your goodness and
desire for all of your creation
         to live in harmony and peace.

Admitting our failures and faults,
    we pledge anew to
         learn and grow.

We commit our hearts and bodies to
strive into the divinity
         you placed within us.


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Tim is a runner, a hiker, a devoted husband, a father of two adult children, and their spouses, and a grandfather of four perfect children. A former early childhood educator, Tim is an ordained minister in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). He has served as pastor of both Disciples and United Church of Christ congregations. As we enter what we hope is the final phase of the pandemic, Tim is beginning a journey of rediscovering himself and discerning next steps. He writes from his home in Albany, Oregon and wherever the Spirit lures him.

Posted in Confession of Sin & Assurance, Statement of Faith

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