Chosen Family


I write to you from my air-conditioned room in Fresno. It is nearly midnight and 79F. The low will be 68 as we prepare for temps of 105 and then 109. It’s the Annual Meeting of the Northern California-Nevada Conference of the United Church of Christ. A family reunion, if you will.

On this Second Sunday of Pride Month, the lectionary text is Mark 3:20-35, where Jesus, looking at those sitting around him, proclaims who his mother and siblings are. One could say “chosen family.” Each week that we come together, I am reminded that we are a chosen family. We choose to return and accompany each other on our faith journeys – good and bad, happy or sad.

I look forward to Sunday as we welcome my seminary sister Rev. Gwynn Fuqua and her wife Faith as they join us for worship. I hope to see you at 10 am at 1130 Balclutha, on Zoom or Livestream. Invite a friend and extend the family.

Rev. Michael Cronin

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