I started attending King’s Chapel’s Morning Light services about six years ago, shortly after moving to Boston. I really enjoyed the welcoming, intimate community; it was very easy as a newcomer to feel like an active part of the service. We support and pray for one another’s joys and challenges.
For me, faith is where I go when I am struggling with something, in my personal life or my work. I serve as Chief of Geriatrics at the city’s safety net hospital, and I often encounter challenging situations and lead intense conversations with patients and their families who are dealing with a difficult diagnosis, memory loss, or end-of-life care. I am usually the optimist among my friends and colleagues, but I rely on faith when things happen beyond a reason, so to speak. As a physician, I am encouraged to question. I see faith as something you can question, but that provides a foundation that you can always come back to when those questions are exhausted.
The early days of the COVID-19 pandemic were a time of great uncertainty and questioning. It was especially devastating for my patients, and for me as a health-care provider. This experience tested my faith – but I found strength in my faith community at King’s Chapel. The prayers and support that my Morning Light friends offered were incredibly meaningful to me. I appreciate how quickly the church pivoted to remote services to keep us all connected when we needed it, and how we continue to accommodate the congregation’s many needs with in-person and Zoom worship options.
Stewardship is about community. It’s about how we act as a community, and with the larger community. I am inspired by how our church partners with others to tackle big issues like housing insecurity and gun violence. This work is successful if we partner with others. Likewise, it’s important for each of us to do our part for the church by participating in stewardship. No gift is too small! By showing our love for the King’s Chapel community in this way, we can create greater meaning in our lives and in the lives of others.