Many Kinds of Ministry

Sermon by Rev. Lynn Harrison.

multi-racial hands locked on wrists

The ways we serve others, whether in a congregation or outside it, will take many shapes over the course of our lives. Our occupations, our volunteer roles, our “callings”…all of these continually change, while contributing always to our sense of identity and purpose.

In congregational life, we often speak of “shared ministry.” Indeed, in my time as a professional minister, my understanding of the word “ministry” continues to evolve. On Sunday, we welcome five people into membership at First Unitarian, during this time of exciting and profound change for the congregation.

I’ll share with you a personal story from my subway busking days that taught me a lot about ministry. I’ll be joined in leading this hybrid service by Catherine Lake, Dallas Bergen, Michel Ross and Rev. Shawn Newton. I’ll open the service with a musical reflection and we’ll join in singing “Blue Boat Home.”

As we look ahead to our final worship service at 175 St. Clair West on June 5th, with an upcoming time of online summer ministry, these Sundays together both in-person and online are precious opportunities to strengthen our sense of ministry as a congregation, as individuals, and in the wider world. I look forward to spending time with you on Sunday.



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