All Saints’ Day is a time to rejoice in all who through the ages have faithfully served the Lord. The day reminds us that we are part of one continuing, living communion of saints. All Saints’ Day goes to the heart of our faith: death has not won (1 Cor. 15:55-57); in all we do we are accompanied by fellow Christians, living and dead (Heb. 12:1); and we will in the end join others in praising God eternally (Rev. 7:9-10). This day is a significant opportunity to remember the saints who have gone before us. In many churches, All Saints’ Day serves as a congregation’s “memorial day,” where the names of church members who have died in the past year are remembered.
Our guest preacher is Adam Jenkins. Adam is a Regional Coordinator for Second Home, a program of Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon. Prior to working at Second Home, Adam served as a Pastor of the United Methodist Church in Gresham and in The Dalles, Oregon. Adam studied process theology at Claremont School of Theology in southern California and holds a master's degree in Theological Studies. Prior to that, he obtained his Bachelor's in Economics and Business at Randolph-Macon College in Ashland, VA. Adam calls Fairview, OR and Virginia home. He has a love for theological discourse, snowboarding, and taking on innovative ministries.