This summer, starting the first Sunday in June, we have been examining the question “What is Church?” from a variety of angles. We’ve seen that we are a community called by Christ and empowered by the Holy Spirit, and that our thoughts and actions are meant to be rooted in Scripture. We’ve heard Christ’s call to be witnesses to his resurrection. We have noticed the relationship our particular Church tradition has with the Table, with Communion being central in our worship and our life together, and that our history as Disciples has included gradually expanding the welcome to that Table. We have considered the place of prayer, faith, hope, love, and grace in Church life, and we have been encouraged to be people and a church characterized by compassion, kindness, and generosity.