Joni Mitchell had a hit in 1970 called "The Circle Game" about the circle of seasons and the circle our lives follow. I think of the circle game in terms of the way we include and exclude people from our circle of love and compassion. "Life", said Kermit the Frog, "is a series of meetings and partings." So it is, as we welcome people into our circle, and, sometimes, find them leaving. Join the congregation of Community Presbyterian Church of Bellefonte, Ky. for this week's sermon,The Circle Game by clicking HERE for audio or HERE for text.
(For those not native to Ashland, "Avondale" was the poorest, most wretched part of the town. It was primarily African-American.)
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 http://communitypresbyterian.org.