Statement of Sanctuary
As a community of the people of God, we are called to minister to all
people in our world, knowing that the world is often an unloving place.

Christ calls us to reconciliation and wholeness.  We are challenged by

the Gospel to be agents of healing within our society.




How would you live if you were not afraid? Fear is used by politicians to gain our votes and by the media to get our attention. 

We have a variety of fears. One fear is scarcity, the fear that we won’t have enough or won’t get our share. 

The writer of Hebrews 11:1 states, “Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.” 

The first word of the verse, “Now”, is a clue of looking from the past.  Hebrews 10:39 says, “But we are not among those who shrink back and so are lost, but among those who have faith and so are saved.” 

The ones shrinking back are those who are afraid. Our fears are the handles that can so often be used to control us.  

Like pain that warns us of injury, our fear have a positive use: to show us our vulnerability and our need for trust. “We walk by faith, not by sight” (2 Cor. 5:7). 

Where do you put faith and trust?

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