Author: Rev. Lyn Marshall
Our theme for worship and faith development this month asks us to explore this question – and I encourage you to think about how you will explore it intellectually, how you will explore it emotionally, how you could incorporate the question into your personal spiritual … read more.
This is a question we will explore in worship, faith development activities, and covenant groups this month. Whose voices gain our attention?
How do we respond to voices of sorrow, or anger, or hate? When has it made a transformative difference because someone listened deeply to … read more.
September has always felt more like the New Year to me than January, so I’m grateful that our first monthly theme for this church year is Renewal. It was also supposed to be our theme last April, but we were three weeks into all-online church … read more.
In January, adults will be exploring the theme of “Diversity” while our Soul Matters circles for children will focus on what it means to be a people of integrity. I am always interested in how the adult theme and the children’s theme interact with each … read more.
Whether December delights you or depresses you, I can assure you of this: it will not last. Many of us will decorate our homes for Solstice, Hanukkah, and/or Christmas (if we haven’t already), remembering holidays past as we bring out candles, ornaments, maybe those cookie-cutters … read more.
October’s themes of Belonging and Commitment are a serendipitous pairing. Our Children’s Sunday School theme is Belonging while our worship theme is Commitment, and that raises some deep questions for me and maybe for you. What does it look like to be a congregation committed … read more.
Our Second Hour and Sunday School classes have entered “Vacation Mode,” but faith development is so much bigger than what happens on Sunday mornings, and I want to encourage all of us – me included! – not to give our spiritual lives short shrift during … read more.
What a year of growth and learning this has been! As we prepare to wrap up our first year of Second Hour adult faith development programming and Sunday School classes after morning worship rather than before or during, it’s a time of taking stock. What … read more.
Our mission statement says our congregation exists for three reasons:
Connecting in love, growing spiritually, transforming ourselves and the world. As Spring begins to peek out from under the gritty, grimy remnants of snow, our worship theme for April will be Sacred Earth.
I have heard from … read more.