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Stories of the Cross - October 2019

A source of connection

There was a big meeting at a large corporation, kicking off an enormous project.  Numerous people were packed into a conference room, going over all of the details.  There were financial planners, technology gurus, scheduling personnel, and all kinds of managers going over broad details, resource charts, and project specifications.  At the conclusion of the meeting, the top program lead asked “is there anything else we need?”

“Prayers for all of us, `cause this is going to be a lot of work!” a team member said.

With everyone chuckling, another team member, who happens to be a member of First Church, pulled his comfort cross out of his pocket, and slid it across the large table to the person making the comment.  Even more laughter ensued.  “Where did you get this?” the jokester asked.

“My church makes them for people.  Sounds like we all may need them” the church member said.

“I’ll take one!” said another team member.  “I’ll take two, if you have them” said another manager. 


You never know when you may encounter other people of faith.  What can start as a way to bring a small amount of joy can quickly grow into a way to connect with others.  So many people of different backgrounds are all around us, but the love of Christ is surprisingly common if we just look. 

The jokester came back the next day.  “My mother loved it so much – thank you!  Can I get two more?”

These stories of the cross are documented from true experiences related to a mission of First Church Congregational. We invite you to make your own experience through the simple act of sharing part of our faith through the cross. If you find a moment where they have made an impact on yourself or others, we invite you to share it with us anonymously. Please contact Josh Ferry for more information.

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