Anniversary, Giving Tuesday and Immigration

  When immigrants live in your land with you, you must not cheat them. Any immigrant who lives with you must be treated as if they were one of your citizens. You must love them as yourself, because you were immigrants in the land of Egypt; I am the Lord your God....

Thirty Years in Ministry

Ephesians 4:1-13 (NRSV) At one time, I thought I was going to be a Psychotherapist. Seriously. I took a couple of Psych classes in high school and got turned on to all the deep, dark, inner workings of the human psyche. My mom was a teacher, and then a school guidance...

With Our Whole Hearts

Psalm 138 (NRSV) Did you know that, technically speaking, we have no national holidays? This is a good thing to know if you happen to be playing “Trivial Pursuit.” Otherwise it’s pretty useless. Still, it happens to be true. Apparently, designating holidays in this...

An Opening and Affirming Congregation

Welcome one another, therefore, just as Christ has welcomed you, for the glory of God. —Romans 15:7 (NRSV) Dear Friends, For those of you who were not able to make it to church and may not yet have heard, as of yesterday’s Special Congregational meeting, we have now...

The Grace to Increase Thanksgiving

Second Corinthians 4:1, 6-7, 13-15 (NRSV) I have to agree with our children. Of all the things I love about Thanksgiving, it always seems to be the food that comes to mind first. I love the gathering of whatever family members and friends are available in a given...