Given the health considerations of our community, there will be no on-site services this Sunday. Please join us online for worship at 11 a.m. this Sunday.Watch on Youtube
Even without services, you can still give your offering online or mail checks to the church office.Giving
Join us for Vespers this Wednesday evening. This week, we'll talk with Claire and Logan Lloyd (it may be past Cora's bedtime). Join us as we check and catch up with the Lloyds. You can find us live on our YouTube channel at 7 p.m this Wednesday. Light a candle along with us as we pray together and remember that we're not alone.
We are offering a Zoom Business meeting as an opportunity to hear summer reports from our deacons, committees, and staff. The gathering will open at 6:30 to ensure you are connected and offer opportunities for you to greet one another by way of the chat function. The meeting will officially start at 7 pm. All participants except the presenter will be muted, but questions can still be asked through the chat. We are asking that you sign up ahead of time by email, so we can send you the particular Zoom meeting instructions and Business meeting packet. We also will attempt a trial meeting (TBA) to work out any kinks or problems before the actual meeting itself. It will be possible to call-in, but you will only be able to listen to the meeting and won't have use of the chat function to ask questions. Please sign up using email@example.com. The Business packet will not go out until July 20.
Join us from your computers, tablets, phones, and televisions on our YouTube channel. This week in worship, we'll consider how God continually speaks true life into our lives. As we untangle some counterproductive narratives, we'll explore the beauty of God's great welcome into the divine story. Join us as we worship together even though we're apart.
As we celebrate independence, we must also fight for it.
Racial healing will not begin without an honest appraisal of our past
Many white people would like to help and support movements for equality and justice for our black and brown siblings. Especially in the midst of a global pandemic, we all may not be able to march in protests. Some of us may have little extra money to spare. However, there are ways that we can all offer support, from educating ourselves on systemic racism to having tough conversations. Guilt will do very little for our neighbors, and sometimes trying to figure out the "best" thing to do can lead to inaction. Here are a few ideas that we've compiled from various places, along with links to other resources for people who want to support.
This week we will think about courage and the courage it takes to wait. On the heels of the 50th Earth Day, we will also consider creation and our place in God's diverse and beloved community of life. Thanks to Lelia Midkiff for providing the beautiful watercolor above.
Normalcy seems to be an idea of the past. Why are we here and what are we to do? These questions are central to the biblical story as well as our current situation. This Sunday, we look back at the work of God through the people in exile. Their isolation and uncertainty are felt by us, and their hope for restoration can help us shape a promising future. Join us this week for a message from Charles Conkin.
Join us from your computers, tablets, phones, and televisions as we celebrate even in the midst of shadows. The image above is a painting by our own Charlotte Blaydes. She started painting during our watercolor workshop last fall and has already created this beautiful work. While we may be apart, we can still find little hopes and joys scattered about like a bright red cardinal or an evening stroll. This week during our prayer time, we'll invite our children to draw pictures of things they are grateful for.