NYALC Article in Crosslight
Another article about those fantastic UCA YA this time in Crosslight
By Bethany Broadstock
“‘Beloved,’ said the Glorious One, ‘unless your desire had been for me you would not have sought so long and so truly. For all find what they truly seek.’ And since then, I have been wandering to find him. And this is the marvel of marvels, that he called me Beloved…”- The Last Battle
When I was confirmed as a member of the Uniting Church, I wrote a speech. It was pretty and clean and included a quote from the last book of CS Lewis’ Chronicles of Narnia as a nice, tidy way of finishing.
I made it through what must have sounded like a UCA promotional piece perfectly well. But when I came to the quote, when I came to speak aloud the reality that Christ calls me beloved, it see great things in each other.
In a time of ministry showcasing I was hugely encouraged by my friends. Some are running their own charities, some live and work remotely and some have actioned initiatives which bring together churches in their community which would otherwise be apart. Many are working with young people and some are candidates for ministry.
In them I see both greatness and humility. They are talented in a huge variety of ways, passionate about their church, strategic and forward thinking in growing communities and are honest in their relationships with each other. The covenant between the UCA and the UAICC is a living, breathing thing for them and they contend with it every day.
And they are leaders in the church right now.
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