August 19, 2018
by Reverend Peter Newport and
Kids don't struggle the same way adults do with fantasy and reality. The idea that things might be "all too real" is an adult one. We have learned to be afraid of our nightmares. What do we do with that knowledge is the everyday work of our everyday lives.
August 5, 2018
by Dana Morgan and
As the harvest season comes upon us, what seeds have you planted (started) in the spring? What projects have you tended through the summer? What fruits of love, joy, commitment do you harvest in this season? Best news of all, we still have time to plant for a second harvest, so think on what fruits of the spirit and community you would like to consider for your second planting.
July 1, 2018
by Reverend Dave Clements and
Secrets can be defined as those experiences, thoughts, sometimes feelings that we choose to keep from view or to talk about. There are some secrets that by their very nature contain information whose authorized disclosure could endanger lives or security. But then there are secrets that become “elephants in the room.” These can be questions, problems, solutions or issues that many people choose to ignore because to do otherwise could cause embarrassment, sadness or even trigger an argument. What happens when secrets become elephants in the room?
May 27, 2018
by Reverend Patricia Hart and
On this Memorial Day Sunday, some reflections on the power of ritually remembering those who died in war— remembering individually, remembering as families, and especially remembering as a community. What does Memorial Day ask of us? Is it possible to imagine a world without war?