As we begin the new church year and celebrate the First Sunday of Advent, I invite you to be a part of an exciting and helpful resource to take a deeper journey with your knowledge and experience of the Bible. The goal is to provide resources to make Bible reading more "insightful, practical and transformative." Each course features 3-6 video lectures from 5-7 minutes in length. The presenters are from a rich ecumenical community of modern and moderate scholarship mostly from Baptist, Episcopal, Methodist and Presbyterian traditions.
In response to many in our congregation who were seeking a "word" at the end of a long and tumultuous election season, our church staff planned a service of hope, songs and prayers on Wednesday evening, November 9th. The following is a pledge I presented at this service.
In the midst of this anxiety-inducing election season, we all could use some peace. In the flurry of hateful, divisive words that seem to have little regard for the common good, it’s nice to be reminded that folks can still get along—even people with diverse backgrounds and beliefs.
Monday morning, several of us joined with clergy and lay persons from different faith traditions in the region to ask for fair and just policies that benefit all, rather than a select few. Clergy, including our own Pastor Mark, asked for reforms that would provide better health care, living-wage jobs, quality education, and equal voting rights for all.
As we look toward Sunday worship, read these words from those who attended passport camp this summer.
Offer your help to the victims of flood damage.
The hymn committee is asking for your help
On Sunday morning May 29th, I led the second of two spring conversations on “An Introduction to Progressive Christianity.” While identical in content to the General Session held in early April, this “make-up” presentation was also an opportunity for a better quality recording of the material.
Today's joint statement on the racial tensions gripping our country in the wake of recent events.
The main reason I Relay is Hope. As the world’s largest fundraising fundraising event, it is the most effective way I have found to end cancer. It gives you the most “bang for your buck” and give everyone Hope that this horrible disease can be defeated.