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Why A Pelican?

Carved into the front of our pulpit is one of the most ancient symbols of Christ’s sacrificial death on the cross.  Often referred to as “the pelican in her piety,” this symbol offers a vivid picture of how Christ’s death brings us life: a mother pelican, during a time of famine, will pluck her breast to feed her young with her blood.  As a church, Christ’s stunning grace is not only front-and-center in our sanctuary but, more importantly, in our lives.  The image of the pelican serves as a frequent reminder that we are deeply rooted in God’s grace so that we might reach out with God’s love.