-that we worship sitting on folding chairs in an auditorium that also serves as a community center and gym.*
- that beautiful, spirit-lifting music and singing is a fundamental part of our worship:
- that the sign in our lobby reads, "The Heartbeat of Peace is Service."
-that community service is in fact the heartbeat of Peace.
- that our pastors, Kai Nilsen and Doug Warburton, preach: on kindness, tolerance and acceptance of one another; that we've been blessed to be a blessing to others; that righteousness is wrong and empathy is right; that none of us has our life together all the time and that the kindest words in the English language are "me, too"; that what matters to God isn't what we do on Sunday morning but how we treat each other every day of the week; that there over 1100 bible verses commanding us to care for the poor; that, as St Iraneus said over 1800 years ago, "The glory of God is a human being who is fully alive".
- that Peace offers a free community lunch every Sunday afternoon.
-that we minister to the poor, the homeless, the hungry, the sick, the mentally disabled and those who've been hit by natural disasters,
-that Peace is only two blocks from my house so I can walk there.
-that I can be part of Peace.
But since this past weekend I now have a new feeling about Peace.
To Be Continued...