I’ve decided to focus on three of my favorite Bible stories on my last three Sundays. So they will be as follows: July 3: Esther … (Esther 4:14) “For Such as Time as This”(not a direct link to Independence Day, but I will connect them) July 10:  Hagar … (Genesis 16 & 21) “God Remained With Them”(God’s loveContinue Reading

Long before the Supreme Court decision in Roe v. Wade, the United Church of Christ, by action of the General Synod, affirmed the right of every individual to follow their personal religious and moral convictions regarding their reproductive healthcare. We continue to stand by this conviction today. This religious and moral agency includes the autonomyContinue Reading

Come, let us draw near to worship God, the great liberator.Those whom God sets free are free indeed.God brought God’s people out of bondage in Egypt; Adonai is the great liberator.Those whom God sets free are free indeed.God makes chains shatter and seas part. Barriers to freedom are not of God; they are tools of greed, domination, andContinue Reading

All throughout this series we are turning to face all directions, symbolizing that our attention to God requires us to look all around us. Spirit of the Center, guardian of love,You who are the singing heart of the Universe,We ask you to be here now in this community,Help us to hear voices old and new,AndContinue Reading

All throughout this series we are turning to face all directions, symbolizing that our attention to God requires us to look all around us. On this day, when our American “world” is trying to reconcile a sincere attempt to appreciate ALL that women give us: their bodies in pregnancy and birth, nurture, leadership, comfort, grace,Continue Reading

During these Sundays between Easter and Pentecost, we are embarking on a 6-week worship journey into an exploration of Creation Spirituality—a theology that affirms God’s declaration that creation is “supremely good” (Common English Bible (CEB) translation) and that we are called to be that goodness in and for the world. I have learned of aContinue Reading