Why I like New York 30: here be the world’s people

First Presbyterian Church of Forest HillsI had the privilege to preach at First Presbyterian Church of Forest Hills this morning. At its May 21 meeting, the Presbytery of New York City will vote to approve (technically they don’t have to approve, but they will) my friend Larissa Kwong Abazia  as their pastor. She will start her ministry in August. Until then, the church has pulpit supply pastors. Today I preached and celebrated Communion.

About 60 people gathered for worship this morning. Even a group that size had incredible diversity.

During the coffee hour, I talked for a long time with three members – one from Madagascar, one from Russia, and one from Zambia.

Similar experiences have blessed me in other congregations and locations around the city – this international city.

See you along the Trail.

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