Sunday, November 1, 2009

The Little Match Girl

How do we think about poverty and our response to it? It seems that we ricochet between two poles: a romanticized vision of the poor, perhaps like the little match girl of Hans Christian Anderson's story, and a judgmental, "it's your own durn fault" view of poverty which locks up our wallets. The book of Ruth offers a more nuanced view, and includes within it the stubbornness of self-denying love. Come join the congregation of Community Presbyterian Church of Bellefonte, Kentucky for this week's sermon from the book of Ruth, "The Little Match Girl".

Community Presbyterian Church of Bellefonte, Kentucky, was built on the casting floor of a 19th Century iron blast furnace. We use "The Casting Floor" as an image for the power of the Spirit to form us. Visit us at

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