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

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

Ezekiel has a vision of a valley full of bones receiving life breath, sinew, and flesh after encountering the word of God. When they arise, they receive Spirit and they dance! As Easter people we celebrate the Spirit that continues to give life and breath to our dry bones. We dare to dance in theContinue Reading

Our scripture readings for this coming Sunday are found in Psalms 47:1-6 and in Luke 24:44-53. As Jesus prepares to leave the disciples, he opens their minds and blesses them. The result after he ascends is their return to Jerusalem with great joy and a desire for continually worshiping and blessing God in the temple.  What happens when theContinue Reading

Our scripture readings for this coming Sunday-May 2 are found in Psalms 22:25-31 and in Acts 8:26-39. We are a resurrection people! Those who seek new life – new beginnings.And we, the church, must be a place of knowing and growing and accepting love.We hear today the question asked by the Ethiopian eunuch: “Here is water. WhatContinue Reading

This Sunday acknowledges that sometimes we are unsure about our steps in this world. For the disciples, even “while in their joy” at seeing Jesus after the resurrection, they were still “disbelieving and wondering.”  We are reminded that even though we may not know our next steps, we can be sure they will come becauseContinue Reading