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Welcome to Maumee Valley Presbytery

Where we are called by Jesus Christ in this time and place, Living as covenant community; transforming lives and communities in Jesus Christ; making healthy transitions as leaders & congregations.  We are the Presbyterian Church, USA regional body of Christ, in Northwest Ohio & Southeast Michigan.
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Unfinished Kin Dom

 


“Maumee Valley Presbytery recently celebrated the ecumenical witness of the Rev. Cathy Johnson who serves as a PCUSA pastor with the Adrian Dominican Sisters in Adrian Michigan.  This meditation, picture and prayer began morning prayers for our Spiritual Formation Team following the shootings in Orlando and the deaths of 49 young adults. “  

Its form suggests the completed circle, the coming of the kingdom in its fullness. But tonight this fraction of a circle shouts of a fractured world, its arms heavy with grief from Sandy Hook and San Bernardino and Paris and now Orlando along with countless other sites where lives have been silenced by hatred and guns  as tears, blood, broken dreams, unfinished lives pour over its sides. As darkness comes the light shines on the glaring statement of the "not yet kin-dom", that as kin-folk we've forgotten we're all in this together, that we all belong to this our Common Home. So may Your mercy, O Holy One, also pour from its arms, receiving the victims, wiping the tears of the grieving, tending the broken-hearted, compelling us to action and believing that every act of love, kindness, respect, peace-making and care matters, calling forth courage to "seek truth, make peace, and reverence life." (The "Dominican Arch" was created by Ken Thompson for the Adrian Dominican Sisters’ cemetery. He writes, "the circle...is left uncompleted  to symbolize that our work is never completed." Tonight I heard that message very clearly. "Seek truth, make peace, reverence life" are charisms of the Dominicans.) June 12, 2016 Glimpse of Grace” © Cathy Johnson


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Findlay, OH 45840

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