This morning, we celebrated the life and love of Bruce Harding. Bruce leaves behind a legacy of laughter, human connection, and love for people. He loved his family, his community, and the Barnstable Police Department. I’ve been hearing stories since his death about how his life, his humor, his love made a difference in peoples lives. His presence changed the world for the people who knew and loved him.
Funerals bring out excellent stories. They also invite serious introspection. What legacy will we leave? What stories will people tell about us when we’re gone? My dad has often said he’d like to have a living memorial service. He wants to be there to hear the stories we tell about him. (And what stories they will be!)
This Sunday, the Rev. Dr. James Mentzer, President of the United Methodist Foundation of New England will be with us to preach at both 8:30am and 10am. And after our 10am worship he’ll be asking us this same question, “What legacy will you leave?” We never could have planned it this way, but it’s the way the calendar fell.
Come explore with Jim what kind of legacy you want to leave. In just thirty minutes, he’ll tell us a little about the work of the United Methodist Foundation of New England and how they can help you think about and plan your legacy. How will you leave the world better than you found it?
I’ll see you on Sunday,