Over the next six months, Edwards Church will be participating with 12-15 other houses of worship in Hampshire County (mostly on the east side of the river) in a campaign to raise funds, recruit volunteers, and in the process re-energize the relationship between Pioneer Valley Habitat for Humanity and the interfaith community.
On Sunday April 22nd two cruel events collided. The cruelty of one is obvious: Travis Reinking, a man with a history of criminal acts and mental illness, reportedly used an AR-15 assault rifle to kill four young people and wound four others at a Waffle House in Nashville. The second event was cruel only by coincidence: the NY Times ran a story headlined “The Mass-Shooting Survivor Network” by Rick Paulus.
We are an Easter people. As a Christian community, we exist because of a reality that many dispute – the resurrection. Without Easter, our faith would not be the same. Without trust and confidence that the death of the body is not the last word, the Christian movement would look very different, if it existed.