“Imagine! God’s Earth and People Restored”

“Imagine! God’s Earth and People Restored”

Ecumenical Advocacy Days is an annual gathering of Christians that centers on worship and action focused on the pressing issues of the day. Garnishing the richness of the scriptures and power in numbers, participants join their voices to speak truth to power on...
Holy Week

Holy Week

I look forward to our Holy Week services today and tomorrow.  In our service today, we’ll gather around our tables at home to eat together and remember Jesus’ last supper with his disciples and its rich meaning in our faith. Tomorrow, our service will include various...
Palm Sunday and Holy Week opportunities

Palm Sunday and Holy Week opportunities

The Lenten series continues this week with our observance of Palm Sunday and the theme “Transforming: Perspectives.” We are including a print out of a palm leaf in this email for you to cut out and color for worship. Together, we will wave our palm leaves (or maybe...
One Year of Pandemic Life

One Year of Pandemic Life

Today we mark a year of pandemic life. One year of significant changes. One year of new patterns and routines. One year of counting Covid cases and mourning precious lives lost to the virus. One year of healthcare workers’ unending hours. One year of jobs lost, school...
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...
Eight years!

Eight years!

Many have noted that time during the pandemic seems to both pass quickly and creep by. Our daily routines altered, we adopted new patterns, and we easily lose track of the days. Someone in our Wednesday picnic noted a meme saying, “Is Tuesday a month?” Thinking about...
Having an Honest Conversation

Having an Honest Conversation

“The racial justice reckoning happening across the United States gives us an opportunity to revisit our commitment to be a pro-reconciling/anti-racist church; that is, to be the church we say we are.”  –Reverend Terri Hord Owens, General Minister and President...
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...