The Pittsfield Pilgrim 

August, 2022

Minister's Minute

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A tradition defined is a long-established custom or belief that has been passed on from one generation to another. Italian- American celebrity chef Lidia Bastianich believes that “Traditions are our roots and a profile of who we are as individuals and who we are as a family. They are our roots, which give us stability and a sense of belonging – they ground us.”

We develop and observe family traditions of our own, during the holidays for example. The church as an extended family develops and observes its own traditions as well, both social and religious. Some of the traditions we have at FCC are the Easter Breakfast, Patriotic Concert, Christmas Candlelight Service, and Rally Day. Observing the sacrament of Holy Communion of course is a central religious tradition of the Christian Church that grounds us as one.