May Theme: Story May 2 – Who Tells The Story? – Rev. Lori May 9 – A Bouquet of Humanity – Rev. Lori May 16 – TBA – Worship Team May 23 – Telling Our Stories – Rev. Lori May 30 – Speaking For The Dead – Rev. Lori

Welcome back to the monthly board update.  At our April meeting we continued our motivating leadership training presented by Rev. Lori. Work continues on several projects, including the Emergency Preparedness policy, restructuring the program council (it will be fun!  I promise!), updating the communications policy and more. We were excited to approve a small group […]

Dear Ones, “For each child that’s born, a morning star rises and sings to the universe who we are…” (from We Are, by Ysaye Barnwell) Who we are depends on so many factors: our family of origin (whether birth or adopted), our gender, our race, our socioeconomic class, our ethnicity, our country, and our faith. And then there […]

Dear Ones, Every week in worship we recite our Mission Statement, which includes naming ourselves – as a congregation and as individuals – as stewards of the natural world. Today is Earth Day, created by the late Senator Gaylord Nelson (D-WI), and first celebrated in 1970 with a series of “teach ins” around the United States. […]

Dear Ones, It’s Tax Day! Traditionally April 15th is the day the filing of income taxes is due, though this year there’s an extension due to the global pandemic. Thinking about taxes makes me think of all the ways the taxes we pay – income tax, property tax, sales tax – supports services we depend upon. Services […]

Dear Ones, April is National Poetry Month, and I’m excited for the service our Fabulous Worship Team™ is putting together for this coming Sunday!  I love poetry. I was just listening to an interview with Amanda Gorman, the young woman who offered her brilliant poem, The Hill We Climb, at the inauguration of President Biden. […]

Dear Ones, As I’m writing this, I’m listening to a Monday, March 29th interview with Dr. Rochelle Walensky, the current director of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Dr. Walensky is pleading with people to continue masking, physical distancing, and staying home as much as possible, even if already vaccinated. Why? Because the country as […]

April Theme: Becoming April 4 – Becoming Christ – Rev. Lori April 11 – Living in a Poem – Worship Team April 18 – Celebrating the Earth – Rev. Lori April 25 – Mission & Ministry – Rev. Lori

Dear Ones, Okay! Last Sunday was an adventure on Zoom, wasn’t it? If you did not manage to hang in there through the repeated stops and starts, here’s what happened. There was a change in the link to our services this week, and a change from one webmaster to another. In the hand-off, the new […]

Dear Ones, Every week we are invited to recite these words:  Our mission is to create a joyful sanctuary for spiritual and intellectual growth,embracing all souls in a nurturing community from which we go forth as activists for social justice and as stewards of the natural world. These are, of course, the words of our Mission Statement. […]