April 7, 2020
“If one member suffers, all suffer together with it; if one member is honored, all rejoice together with it.” 1 Corinthians 12:26
We continue to live in a time of confusion and upheaval as we respond to the reality and the threat of Covid –19 in our midst. As the numbers of persons affected by this disease grow we may be learning of persons we know who are directly affected. Paul wrote to the church in Corinth comparing the church to a human body. We, like body parts, are all individually parts of one whole, and when one part suffers, all suffer. Let us continue to be in prayer for all those directly and indirectly affected by this crisis, including our children and youth.
It has been announced that our local schools will not reopen to the gathering of students before the close of this school year. Education will continue through online teaching, but this means that our graduating seniors will not have a traditional graduation ceremony and this makes me sad. Eureka First United Methodist Church has three of its young people graduating from Eureka High School this year: Marina Benson, Stasia Young and CJ Rechelluul. As they approach this right of passage in their lives let us hold them in our hearts and prayers as they make this transition in altered ways.
Paul, in his letter to Corinth, also said that when one member rejoices, all rejoice together. We have an opportunity to rejoice together with Marina Benson and Stasia Young as they are honored this Thursday, April 9, at 6:00 PM. We are all invited to Humboldt County Office of Education’s Academic Achievement Virtual Ceremony by going to: https://hcoe.org/aa-team/
Congratulations to Marina and Stasia! Let us rejoice together with them on their academic achievements.
Please let the church office know of other students related to our congregation who will be marking significant transitions at the end of this academic year.