Fellowship and Community by Monica Lewis

Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their toil. For if they fall, one will lift up the other; but woe to one who is alone and falls and does not have another to help. Again, if two lie together, they keep warm; but how can one keep warm alone? And though one might prevail against another, two will withstand one. A threefold cord is not quickly broken.

–Ecclesiastes 4:9-12 (NRSV)

Growing ucommunityp, I wanted to do things myself and was way too proud to ask for help. In turn, I was a loner. I grew up in a non-denominational church and loved it, but then I started to work every weekend and could no longer go. After coming to college, I quickly realized that being a loner is no longer an option and started to open up. Every year, little-by-little, I became the outgoing and open person you see today. The event that really opened me up was coming back to church after many, many years. At first, coming to Sharp was a little weird for me because it had been so long, but then, as soon as I got to know the people, I felt right at home. This constantly reminds me of why fellowship is important. It reminds you of not only who you are but that, with the right community, others can bring the best out of you.  That is why I love it here!​


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