Good Friday prayer vigil

This week is Holy Week.  Recall that by Friday the disciples were locked in a room together, their hearts were crushed by unmet expectations, they were afraid for their lives, and they were grieving what they could not control. Still, God was present with them. Still,...
Ash Wednesday gratitude

Ash Wednesday gratitude

As I write this at the end of the day on Ash Wednesday, I do so with a humbled heart. Today, our congregation offered ashes to our wider Tucson community. It is the first time after a break due to the pandemic. We weren’t sure if people would stop by. We wondered if...
Kwanzaa

Kwanzaa

Videos: What Is Kwanzaa and How is it Celebrated from Inside Edition. Sesame Street: Kwanzaa The Story of Kwanzaa: From Civil Rights to Corporate America from Now This World. Articles: Kwanzaa by the History Channel. The Seven Principles of Kwanzaa by The National...
Sabbatical Celebration Picnic

Sabbatical Celebration Picnic

It seems only right that our first official in-person gathering after many months will be a meal. Gathering with people at a table to eat may be the most powerful way to connect with others. It is one major way Jesus gathered with people. The gospels show us how Jesus...