Rev. Dr. Chuck Moffett
Especially at this time of year, I ask us to note the bronze plaque on the stone pillar under the portico at the Main Entrance: It reads: Bay Village of Sarasota, Inc.
Dedicated to the Glory of God A non-profit ministry of Pine Shores Presbyterian Church December 1975 “For everything there is a season and a time for every matter under heaven” Ecclesiastes 3:1
Each of us is at a different “season” in our lives. For some, this Christmas/Hanukkah season is a time of celebrating rich memories. For others, it is a season of poignant loss and emptiness. The days ahead are different for each of us.
The Jewish/Christian Scriptures affirm that God is present in every season of our lives. As emblazoned on our plaque, Bay Village is grounded in a mission to offer each and every resident caring, supportive, and personal attention in every season of life.
At Bay Village we see each person as a child of God. There is no distinction made based on religious affiliation, social status, gender, or any human standard. We are committed, as stated in our Mission Statement, to making sure that all of our life together is “based on Christian principles” of unconditional love, respect for all, and the inclusive grace of God Almighty in every season of life.