Good people of West Parish,
Our new bibles are ready! Our pew Bibles had become worn after decades of use, so in the spring, the Worship Ministry asked if anyone would like to donate towards new Bibles. And dozens of you responded! We raised enough money to purchase 125 beautiful, new bibles that will rest in our pews, each one with a book plate in memory or in celebration of you or your loved ones. This Sunday, we will settle these Bibles into our pews and bless them! We will also reflect on the place the Bible holds in our faith. Why is it so central for Christians? How can we think critically about the ways that it has been used to harm and condemn? How might we read its words with humility and compassion? So join us this Sunday as we reflect on the importance and place of our scriptures.