Friday, April 06, 2012


So this is our team creed... yes, we stole it. ( Oftentimes we'll end our team meetings off with the recital of this; it's inspiring and always help to energize and refocus us.

Happy (sad) Good Friday to you.

We believe that God is present
in the darkness before dawn;
in the waiting and uncertainty
where fear and courage join hands,
conflict and caring link arms,
and the sun rises over barbed wire.

We believe in a with-us God
who sits down in our midst
to share our humanity.
(a little sassy in Hebron)
We affirm a faith
that takes us beyond a safe place:
into action, into vulnerability
and onto the streets.
We commit ourselves to work for change
and put ourselves on the line;
to bear responsibility, take risks,
live powerfully
and face humiliation;
to stand with those on the edge;
to choose life and be used by the Spirit
for God's new community of hope.