This year let us focus our spiritual journey on the gift of life in all forms. God has blessed us with a very precious gift--LIFE.

I would love to hear your ideas on the kind of activities that deepen our experience and love of life. First, let us begin with a Walk in the Woods at Merck Forest on October 25 right after the 10 a.m. service. Plan on bringing a brown bag lunch as we encounter God's creation in the great outdoors.

This November how about a trip to one of the stops on Vermont's African American Heritage Trail--Hildene. Come and see how Vermonters boldly stood up for those who did not find America the "Land of Opportunity", but a land and a life of darkness, pain, and even death via the cruelty of slavery.

Please pray about my belief that God would have Zion sponsor a refugee family from Iraq or Syria.

God Bless,