Yesterday’s Strib has a letter to the editor by Northfielder and frequent LoGroNo commenter, John George, on “how earthquakes can be God’s judgment for sin.” (See full text below.) I’m hoping John will chime in here with a longer explanation.
But for those of you who do believe in God and who might quickly dismiss John’s assertions, consider how often you pray or participate in prayers that ask God to intercede in some way in your physical world or the physical world of others.
A few weeks ago, my son Collin and his New Jersey sweetie Amanda asked me to perform their marriage ceremony. Having spent 7.5 years in Catholic seminary several decades ago, I guess they thought I was suitably qualified. So I became a minister with the Universal Life Church and last Saturday, married them in Rincon, Puerto Rico. The wedding photos aren’t quite ready so here’s one of me and Robbie yesterday in the bamboo church on the beach where the ceremony was held.
I sure hope I’ll be invited to attend upcoming meetings of the Northfield Ministerial Association.
I think this is the second “take and bake” place in Northfield. The other: Papa Murphy’s, in the same mall. Are there others?
A few doors down, the Gateway Ministry Center of Wanamingo has opened Northfield Healing Rooms. “Our mission is to help unite, equip and empower the body of Christ to promote healing as a vital part of ministry. Our focus is on the presence and power of the Holy Spirit to work through us to heal the sick and infirmed.”
Update 1/18: They also sell books, art, health products, coffee, and art. And the Northfield News lists them in the ‘Other’ section of their Faith Services page, with Steve Roberts and Rebecca Roberts, pastors.