A vital aspect of our faith is caring for those within our midst.

Dear Beloved Church,

It is with a heart overflowing with love that I write to you today, my cherished brothers and sisters in Christ.

First and foremost, let us remember the essence of our faith—love. Love is the foundation upon which the Church stands. Just as a sturdy tree grows from a tiny seed, so too does our Church flourish when rooted in love. Let your love be genuine, selfless, and unconditional, just as Christ loved you.

In your daily interactions, embrace one another with kindness and compassion. Treat each person as a unique creation, crafted in the image of God. For in doing so, you reflect the boundless love that our Creator showers upon each and every one of us.

A vital aspect of our faith is caring for those within our midst. Attend to the needs of your fellow man, whether they be physical, emotional, or spiritual. Just as Jesus washed the feet of His disciples to demonstrate humility and service, let our actions be a testament to the love that dwells in our hearts.

Remember the words Jesus spoke according to Acts: “It is more blessed to give than to receive.” Open your hands and hearts to the less fortunate in our community and beyond. The poor and the marginalized are not just recipients of charity; they are our neighbors, deserving of dignity and respect. Let your generosity be a beacon of hope and a tangible expression of the love that binds us together.

Lastly, cherish the unity of our fellowship. Love one another not only in words but also in deeds. Be patient, forgiving, and understanding. For in unity, our strength is multiplied, and our witness to the world becomes more powerful.

In conclusion, my dear friends, let love be the guiding force in all that you do. Love God with all your heart, mind, and soul, and love people as yourself. In this way, you bring light into a dark world.

May the boundless grace of our Lord always be with you.

In love and peace,

Ryan Nelson

House of Grace Church