Imitating Imitators: The Early Church and Epidemics in the Ancient World


“As individuals and as a community – as a congregation – we need to be ready, once our doors are open again, to invite and to welcome non-Christians around us to join us – on Sundays, yes, but also in our lives. In our church, yes – but also in our homes. That is what the early Christians did, and as they did it, they imitated Christ who so often ate not with the righteous, but with those most in need of a spiritual physician. Our calling is to imitate those early Christians, just as they imitated Christ.”

Pastor Nicoletti’s evening sermon is “Imitating Imitators: The Early Church and Epidemics in the Ancient World.”