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...
Prophetic Words

Prophetic Words

These past weeks, our scriptures in worship have focused on the words of prophets. Whether Jesus quoting words of Isaiah, alluding to himself as a prophet and almost getting thrown off a cliff, or him marking the difference between a true prophet and a false one, the...
Waiting

Waiting

We live in a culture that does not like to wait. So much of the conveniences of life are right before us. Electricity that flips on lights, faucets that bring in rushing water, vehicles that get us from one place to another, computers and other devices on which we can...
Songs of Liberation

Songs of Liberation

Our Advent series, “Songs of Liberation,” takes us to the gospel according to Luke. The season of Advent speaks to us through songs of prophets and words of hope. Our theme is inspired by Rev. Dr. B. Yuki Schwartz’s resource, Reimagine Advent: Discover the Liberating...
The joy, pain, hope, and heartbreak of the season

The joy, pain, hope, and heartbreak of the season

The holiday season is upon us. A time for cheer, celebration, gratitude, joy, and enjoying the company of those whom we love. However, the holidays also bring sadness, mourning, pain, and challenge. For one, we know that even though some things have changed since a...
Upcoming events in the life of our church

Upcoming events in the life of our church

As we come to the end of October, I wish to highlight some upcoming events in the life of our church. This week we conclude our series, “A Movement for Wholeness” celebrating God’s gift of community and our call to be stewards of it. In worship, we...