Rev. Moon’s Message for May 21, 2023

Dear friends,

On Friday, May 19, there is a Prayer and Faith study group meeting at 1 PM. The group is open to anyone who wishes to deepen their understanding of prayer and faith, and they will be studying and praying through Joan Chittister‘s “The Breath of the Soul”; if you would like to learn more about the meeting, please email me minister AT

A virtual book study group will meet on Sunday, May 21, following the service at 1 PM. This month, they will study the chapter on Augustine’s Confessions in Richard J Foster‘s “Devotional Classics”. St. Augustine invites us to reflect on our inner struggles and explore the discrepancy between our mind and our actions. He challenges us to understand human will and to make sense of both evil and good. Additionally, he shares his personal experience of transformation when he heard the singing of a child (Romans 13). Please contact me for the link to the meeting. After this month, the group reconvenes in September.

Baroque painting of Saint Augustine
“The triumph of Saint Augustine” (1664) by Spanish painter Claudio Coello (1642–1693); from the collection of the Prado Museum; taken from the Wikimedia Commons.

Our Mission and Outreach Committee has initiated the 2023 Mission Project to collect $10,000 for Ukrainian relief through PWS&D (Presbyterian World Service and Development). To further our understanding of the mission work in Ukraine and globally, we have invited a special speaker from PWS&D on Sunday, May 28, John Popiel. Additionally, we are excited to feature a musical performance by a Ukrainian family. Together, let us unite in prayer for Ukraine and for peace across the world.

On Wednesday, May 31, a quiet prayer and communion service is held at the church at 7:30 PM. It is an opportunity to place ourselves silently in the sacred hour of prayer with our brothers and sisters in faith.

—Rev. Chuck Moon

A version of this message appeared in the Friday, May 19, 2023 version of Tidbits.