Lament

Lament

This week our nation reach the lamentable mark of over 500,000 people who have died due to COVID-19. These sons and daughters, mothers and father, aunt and uncles, grandparents, cousins, beloved friends, and respected colleagues led uniquely valuable lives and will be...
Blessing the Dust

Blessing the Dust

As we begin the season of Lent together, I share with you the words of Jan Richardson from her poem, “Blessing the Dust” from her book, Circle of Grace: A Book of Blessing for the Season.  As we make our way from Ash Wednesday through these forty days that await us we...
Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday

Next Wednesday, we will observe Ash Wednesday through an online service on Zoom. Ashes are an ancient sign of repentance. Since the Middle Ages, it became the custom to begin Lent by being marked in ash with the sign of the cross. Each year we come together to receive...
Becoming the Beloved Community

Becoming the Beloved Community

The service this past Sunday centered on the prayers of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Connecting with the divine presence was paramount for King in his work and struggle for justice. His faith and spirituality formed him. They guided the values and...
Christmas Message from Pastor Ailsa

Christmas Message from Pastor Ailsa

Che Jesus, They told me that you came back to be born every Christmas. Man, you’re crazy!      …with the stubborn gesture of coming back every Christmas      you are trying to tell us something. That the revolution that all proclaim begins first of all in each one’s...