Poem 3 - Communion at Round Valley UMC
Celebrating the connection of the UMC. This week is Annual Conference both LAUMC and RVUMC should be there. I know LAUMC is, don't really know the status of Round Valley.
Communion at Round Valley UMC
We had driven too long, too far, too tired,
when it started to drizzle. We arrived
at the promised campsite and
padlocked and posted:
“Closed for the Season”.
The dilapidated motor court in town
beyond repair, beyond comfort, appeared
to have been left to the vermin.
There was a church, could we find shelter there?
The church, old and small,
the border between town and reservation,
filled with light, joy, a bingo game and
a welcoming minister,
He calmed us and sent us out back with
assurances that he would leave
the building open, the lights on and
All was well.
The minister’s wife
or perhaps, an angel,
She brought the elements,
icy cold milk and chocolate chip cookies.
We shared the Sacrament of Welcome.