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Women’s March on Washington

Waking up in the middle of the night, showering and dressing quietly so as not to wake the rest of my household, I tiptoed onto the porch to wait in the unseasonably warm damp until I saw Sarah’s lights winking up the road as her car navigated the slick dips of the bricked street. On…

Advent and Christmas 2016

All are welcome! First Sunday of Advent Sunday, November 27 Worship at 9:30am and 11am Second Sunday of Advent Sunday, December 4 Worship at 9:30am and 11am Holy Communion shared during both services Advent Workshop for all ages following 11am worship Breakfast with Santa Saturday, December 10, 9-11am Fun, safe, family-friendly pancake breakfast with a Santa photo-op and crafts for kids. Free and open to the…

On days when things scare us

Today Deborah Anderson, a church member who works with me in the church office, shared this helpful prayer: Prayer for Protection The Light of God surrounds me. The Love of God enfolds me. The Power of God protects me. The Presence of God watches over me. The Mind of God guides me. The Life of…

Our Faith, Our Vote, Our Voice

In these final two weeks before election day, the rhetoric and the tension mount. Perhaps more so this election cycle than ever before. So today, more than ever, I believe that we, as people of faith, need to let our voices be heard. Voices that call for equality, truth, justice, and compassion. Scripture and our tradition…

Praying about Addiction this Lent

Today, Ash Wednesday, marks the beginning of the season of Lent in the Christian calendar. Ash Wednesday is named for its central ritual – the imposing of ashes on the foreheads of believers in the shape of a cross. This cross is a penitential symbol that reminds us of our human frailty and, in light of that, of our need both for…