Our lives are shaped what has given us roots and what has provided our wings. This week we will focus on the roots of family connection and how they provide us with identity and nurture. In this context, we will discuss our church family, which is often the default family for people of faith. We may find ourselves closer emotionally and spiritually to those who share our faith than some of those with whom we share DNA and history. We will be celebrating Baptismal Renewal this week, as we consider our connection to one another and to God through our faith roots.