A Sacred Space
Does not mean pews or Prayer
It means safety
for one to be their full self
A Sanctuary, does not mean a Pastor
or a Sign that says “Everyone’s Welcome”
It is a place where the food is abundant
and the boundaries keep people safe
Church is not a building
Its the Community that its neighbors
God is not an authority or a shamemaster
They are a home to safely come to, at the end of the long journey
Safety is not straight heteronormativity ableism in middleclass suburbs
Its the freedom for everyone to dance in their club
in their beautiful and fierce incarnation
without being shot, or being hassled on the way home, or the cops being called
Means a Space for everyone to be Sacred, no more, no less.
If there is one things all humans need–
its real and salient sacred spaces
Don’t break humans
Don’t break the Sacred Spaces
Pastor Katy has enjoyed ministry at New Covenant since 2010, where the church has solidified its community focus. Prior to that she studied both Theology and Christian Formation at Princeton Theological Seminary. She also served as an Assistant Chaplain at Trenton Psychiatric Hospital and as the Christian Educational Coordinator at Bethany Presbyterian at Bloomfield, NJ.
She is an writer and is published in Enfleshed, Sermonsuite, Presbyterian's today and Outlook. She writes prayers, liturgy, poems and public theology and is pursuing her doctorate in ministry in Creative Write and Pittsburgh Theological Seminary.
She enjoys working within and connecting to the community, is known to laugh a lot during service, and tells as many stories as possible. Pastor Katy loves reading Science Fiction and Fantasy, theater, arts and crafts, music, playing with children and sunshine, and continues to try to be as (w)holistically Christian as possible.
"Publisher after publisher turned down A Wrinkle in Time," L'Engle wrote, "because it deals overtly with the problem of evil, and it was too difficult for children, and was it a children's or an adult's book, anyhow?" The next year it won the prestigious John Newbery Medal.
Tolkien states in the foreword to The Lord of the Rings that he disliked allegories and that the story was not one. Instead he preferred what he termed "applicability", the freedom of the reader to interpret the work in the light of his or her own life and times.
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