For Luke’s audience, the presence of war, the destruction of the temple and the daily indignities of living under occupied rule did not feel as if the promises of God had been fulfilled. Yet, Zechariah’s song announces that God is trustworthy, and the promises of God will be fulfilled. That the fulfillment is coming isContinue Reading

In today’s culture, Halloween is second only to Christmas with decorations and parties. This year, with Halloween on Sunday, churches across the country have struggled with when are we recognizing “All Saints’ Day” and “All Hallowed Eve.” We have opted to fully embrace All Hallowed Eve as our All Saints Day. Here’s some background informationContinue Reading

Webinars on becoming anOpen and Affirming Congregation As our congregation explores the opportunity and feasibility of becoming an “Open and Affirming” congregation within the UCC, these online webinars would be valuable resources for our examining these issues. We have purchased a congregational “season pass” for our participation. You can watch these webinars at home, orContinue Reading

As we continue exploring “See No Stranger” our author, Valarie Kaur writes in chapter 8 titled “push.” “When I was finally ready to love myself, I had to learn how to breathe and push through my grief, rage, and trauma. On the other side, I found what seemed utterly impossible before: healing, forgiveness, and evenContinue Reading

As we continue exploring “See No Stranger” our author, Valarie Kaur writes in chapter 6 titled “reimagine.” “… the longer I spent listening to the stories of marginalized people, tending to their wounds, the more I heard a deeper longing–for a future where we were all safe and secure in our bodies, free to pursueContinue Reading

As we continue exploring “See No Stranger” our author, Valarie Kaur writes in chapter 7 titled “breathe.” “I have been made to believe that overwork was the only way to make a difference. I had come to measure my sense of worth by how much I produced, how well I responded, and how quickly. IContinue Reading

Candace Woods, our guest preacher and pastor for the month of August writes: As a part of our Revolutionary Love series this August, you’re invited to help us decorate the altar with mementos/symbols of moments where you had an encounter with a stranger or with love that left you changed. Do you have a souvenirContinue Reading