By Rev. Robyn-Axel Adams
Scripture: Acts 2:1-15, 42-47
It is so good to be with you all today. It has been a long time since I have been here. On this homecoming Sunday, when we are here to celebrate this building, it is good to think about how this church has shaped me and think about what it means to continue to shape people.
So while it has been a while since I’ve been here, my parents and I worshiped here and were active in the 80s.
My family moved to Lafayette in 1984, just before my 6th grade year, in order that My parents could go back to school at Purdue. We started worshipping here, because at the time Linda Dolby was the associate pastor, and we had been members of Linda’s previous church outside of Ft. Wayne. And so this church provided me with a place to grow and explore my faith. At first attending Sunday School across the way, building upon the foundation I had. But then as I turned from a tween into a teen-ager, my faith matured and blossomed, this place giving me the space for that to happen. We had Sunday school up there – and always sat as youth up there.
We had a variety of youth leaders in those 7 years – I remember BJ Reike and Jim and Marte. There might have been others. And I’m not sure who always taught the Sunday School classes. If I’m honest, I don’t remember the names of too terribly many people.
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