Author: Rev. Michael Leuchtenberger

Hobos in the Church

When she died in November of 2010, Harriette Anderson had been a member of our church for 82 years! She officially joined in 1928 at age 17 and was a fountain of stories and church history. She loved to recall how the whole city of … read more.

The Future is Electric

I love The Energy Gang.  Though motivated by the perils of climate change, it is the podcast that most consistently leaves me hopeful and upbeat about the future.  This digest on energy, cleantech and the environment tackles topics as diverse as climate-focused venture capital, the … read more.

Our Sacred Space

We had been walking for about two hours, leaving the town of Dilijan behind, heading into the surrounding woods, when we saw the ancient stones marking the entrance.  We were standing before the Matosavank monastery, built in 1247.  “Let’s go inside,” I nudged Daniel, my … read more.

Coming to Church in PJs




Just to be upfront.  In these musings I am asking for your support.

Imagine the pandemic 50 years ago, or even 20 years ago.  With the church building closed and little technology around to keep us connected, I suspect our sense of community and the role … read more.

“You blew our socks off”

Minister’s Musings – December 2020

Last month I asked whether our community plate could raise $40,000 on November 8th and your answer – in the form of donations and pledges – was a resounding “yes, we can.”   Over 80 individuals and families contributed about $44,600.  … read more.

Returning, with gratitude

Thank you.  Seriously.  For allowing me to have generous time off this summer, to breathe, to replenish, to regain perspective, to listen to wise and entertaining voices on podcasts, audio recordings, and on film.  And to read and reflect, connect with family and friends, and … read more.