Reflections

April Showers

As people say, “April showers bring May flowers.”  We enter the month of April with the expectation that the last freeze of winter is behind us, but we also anticipate the soggy, rainy weather of this month.  The rain, though, makes way for the bright blooms and colorful flowers of spring! We begin to anticipate…

Holy Week

The final week of the journey of Lent is Holy Week.  It is the week that redefines all of our other weeks!  It invites us to mindfully and prayerfully consider the meaning of what took place. We begin Holy Week on Palm Sunday, waving palm branches in celebration of the entry of Jesus into Jerusalem,…

The Road Forward

We are a couple weeks into our forty-day journey of Lent, which carries us from the stark admission of Ash Wednesday, “from ashes we have come and to ashes we shall return,” to the eternal hope of the resurrection, and new life, on Easter morning.  It is quite the journey, taking us through all sorts…

Forty Days

We embark on a forty-day journey each year from Ash Wednesday to Easter morning.  Lent is the forty days, which begins on Ash Wednesday, but if we count carefully the days on the calendar until Easter, we exceed forty days.  This is because Lent is a season for fasting, so Sundays are not included in…

Global Ministries Offering

On Sunday, February 11, we will gather to celebrate our Global Ministries Offering for 2024-2025.  Each year, we celebrate and make a commitment to the GMO.  It is our annual, special offering over-and-above our general fund, which supports ministries globally, regionally, and locally. If you would like to give to the current GMO for 2023-2024,…

A Cast of Thousands

In the wake of Committee Night, and at the beginning of another year, I am thankful to God for the church, thinking about all of the lay leadership which takes place every week.  Whether it is the work of committees, Sunday School teachers, or volunteers, there are countless people, who serve the church in numerous…

Singing in Advent and Christmas

When we gather as a congregation, we always sing!  When we gather for Advent and Christmas, we sing about the Light of the World and the birth of Jesus.  Singing is the language of faith and community.  It is the expression of hope, peace, joy, and love! On Sunday evening, December 3, we will gather…

That We May Have Light

On Sunday, November 26, we will celebrate Christ the King Sunday, which is the last Sunday of the Church Year.  At 6:15 p.m. that day, we will gather for our Advent Family Workshop, creating an Advent craft as we prepare for the Advent season.  The first Sunday of Advent will be December 3. Advent is…

The Journey We Share

Throughout the month of November, we will gather for tender and meaningful moments of remembrance, thanksgiving, and hope.  On Sunday, November 5, we will celebrate All Saints’ Day in worship, where we will remember and give thanks for the saints who have gone before us into the nearer presence of God.  We will call out…

Potlucks

On Thursday, October 26, we will gather for our Quarterly Business Meeting & Potluck.  Each quarter we have a regular business meeting to review the quarterly financial report and tend to other agenda items for the congregation.  In the recent years, we started to have a potluck meal during these business meetings. Whether we are…

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