New Beginnings is our hand extended to those who are hurting and in need of a listening ear. This redemptive gathering corals around the Beatitudes and the Serenity Prayer as sound biblical tools and practices for those who feel isolated and lonely in their suffering, reminding them that they are not alone in their struggles. C.S. Lewis said, “Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to the other, ‘What? You too? I thought I was the only one.'”        

Serenity Prayer
God, give me grace to accept with serenity the things that cannot be changed,
Courage to change the things which should be changed,
and the Wisdom to distinguish the one from the other.
Living one day at a time, Enjoying one moment at a time,
Accepting hardship as a pathway to peace, Taking, as Jesus did,
This sinful world as it is, Not as I would have it,
Trusting that You will make all things right, If I surrender to Your will,
So that I may be reasonably happy in this life, And supremely happy with You forever in the next.

-by Reinhold Niebuhr (1892–1971).

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