Practicing Gratitude

Practicing Gratitude

In November, several of my friends commit to naming one thing for which they are thankful each day of the month. They tell me this practice of gratitude highlights important relationships and many other gifts life bestows. I have tried this practice this year hoping...
Mental Health Sunday

Mental Health Sunday

Twice each year we set aside a Sunday worship service to focus on mental health. The past months since the pandemic began and during the election season, we have experienced significant stressors as a society, which have increased mental illness symptoms for some and...
Waiting

Waiting

As I write this, we do not know the results of the presidential election. Perhaps it is fitting for 2020. So much has been disrupted, altered, and become uncertain in the past eight months.  We have experienced the stress of a pandemic that has infected over 9.5...
Pastor’s Note: September 17, 2020

Pastor’s Note: September 17, 2020

Sanctuary: a place of refuge or safety. These days, many of us yearn for the safety and refuge of sanctuary. Each day is filled with news of the upcoming election. Each day brings new numbers of cases, hospitalizations, and deaths due to COVID-19. Each day stories of...
Pastor’s Note: July 2, 2020

Pastor’s Note: July 2, 2020

When our state first went under stay at home orders in March, none of us could have imagined that over three months later our state would be the hotbed of rising coronavirus cases. We could not have imagined the stress on our healthcare workers, chaplains, and other...