FEBRUARY BLOG

I have heard many people complain that governmental responses to the COVID-19 pandemic are depriving those in the U.S of the freedoms guaranteed to each of us by our Constitution.  I find that most of those complaining seem to believe that free speech, freedom of religion, freedom of assembly, freedom of movement, etc. are absolute licenses for U.S. citizens to do precisely as they wish, without government interference.  Those who actually know something about constitutional law, lawyers who study the Constitution in law school, for example, know those freedoms are not, and never have been, absolute. In 1905, the U.S. Supreme Court wrote in Jacobsen v. Commonwealth of...
Terry Sims
Minister

FEBRUARY BLOG

Before we delve into other topics of importance, I want to extend my sincere thanks and appreciation for the support and assistance I have received from the members of this congregation during this last unforgettable year.  I am sure we will have reasons for remembering 2020 - none of them particularly good. I cannot say we made it through unscathed. We lost friends, family, and fellow members; however, we have managed to stay connected and we are still together as was evidenced by the number of members who attended our virtual Annual Meeting. The first two weeks of the year have already brought shock, anger, and frustration. I was shaken to the core by the scenes we saw televised...
Sherry Robinson
President