These days, so many of us find ourselves looking into the mirror with questions about about our identify, our allegiances, and our belief systems. We’re trying to figure out where we fit into the world and, how we’re supposed to guide the next generation in doing the same. Most of us are challenging the assumptions … Continue reading COME AND SEE: OCT 27, 7 pm (Part 2)
Jesus, through insight discovered in John's Gospel, persistently challenges us to acknowledge our blindness but always with an invitation to see (again). If someone were to ask the author of John's Gospel to define the word "sin", the author would point to blindness. "Sin", he might say, "is less about moral failure and more about … Continue reading A Word from our Pastor: Seeing Again
Sunday I received a heartbreaking call with news that a neighbor we connect with through community ministry had been found dead Saturday afternoon. This neighbor had been coming to Community Ministry for longer than my time here. He was unhomed and relied heavily on organizations like ours to provide for basic needs like food and clothing. … Continue reading The gift of presence.
I do love being surrounded by wise and thoughtful---as in always thinking people. This past Sunday as we thought about worship as defined by the theologian Soren Kierkegaard where he states that worship is a drama with the people as actors, the pastor as a prompter and God as the audience I was reminded by … Continue reading A Community of Listeners and Speakers
We’re in John 14:2-6, the very beginning of Jesus’ farewell discourse. Jesus informs the Disciples that he’s leaving soon, to prepare a place for them. He promises to return so that he might travel with them back to that place. He wraps up the surprising news with a word of confidence, “It’s a good thing … Continue reading Finding the way…
Dear Church Family, We are thrilled that COVID numbers continue to improve! The light at the end of the tunnel is getting closer and closer, but we are not there quite yet. We are, however, ready to move forward, especially in light of the new recommendations that have come from the CDC. At the same … Continue reading Re-Entry Phase One
We are thrilled that COVID numbers continue to improve! The light at the end of the tunnel is getting closer and closer, but we are not there quite yet. We are, however, ready to move forward, especially in light of the new recommendations that have come from the CDC. At the same time, we acknowledge … Continue reading Re-Entry Phases
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Topics featured in the recording include: Unique intent of informal partnership Details from Building and Grounds related to making 3rd floor more hospitable and safer What to expect on June 1 ballot ExCell Program introduction with Cindy Hutchinson (Director) Questions and Responses
ITEM #1: A SAFER/MORE HOSPITABLE SPACE The Building and Grounds Committee, Finance Team, and Administrative Board jointly recommend the expenditure of up to $5,000 on making the 3rd floor of our education building safer and more hospitable. Upon approval, the funds would be taken from the Church’s “Forward Fund”* Rewatch the town hall from May … Continue reading June 6 Ballot Items