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Dear Friends,

The season of fall fills me with great joy. I seem better able to focus on the people and tasks set before me. I do not know whether it is the cool weather or the fall rhythm in life that brings a pattern to my days. I do know that I accomplish far more, than in the summer months of rest and renewal. (Peter always reminds me in those times that rest and renewal is my business for that season and I smile.)

Nothing energizes me more than to see the people of God come together to worship and serve our amazing God. I am strengthened and invigorated by your presence and God is revealed in and through you! What you give of yourself, makes life!

From what we get, we can make a living. What we give, however, makes a life. Are you looking for a road to happiness? It’s really quite simple…give to others. Make a difference in the lives of others and your own life will be touched in return. You may think you need lots of extras to do this, but really all you need is a big heart and a little time. The paradox about giving is how giving gives back. It is like sending a boomerang out into the open air—it comes right back to you.

In this season of harvest, as we return to a rhythm of prayer, worship, study and service may we be mindful that God desires us to live life abundantly, by offering ourselves to one another.

On the faith journey, Deacon Bonnie LeValley