Advent Begins

“Behold, the days are coming, says the Lord, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and the house of Judah, not like the covenant which I made with their fathers when I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt, my covenant which...

Belonging to the Truth

John 18:33-37 (NRSV) Have you ever had this experience? You’re in the market for a new car, or at least a different car. You become interested in some particular make and model, and then, all of a sudden you start seeing them everywhere you look. It’s funny how that...

Open and Affirming Anniversary

Philippians 4:4-9 (NRSV) What a wonderful day it is! This celebration of our Open and Affirming commitment has been a long time coming. I’m thrilled to be able to share it with all of you today. In the two years of our discernment process, there were many who said...

Practicing Gratitude

Colossians 3:15-17 (NRSV) I came across a story about gratitude in Christian Century magazine last year. It was written by Diana Butler Bass, about an experience she had in her first job after grad school. She had been working at a small Christian college in Santa...

Congratulations Liz!

The point is this: the one who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and the one who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. Each of you must give as you have made up your mind, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. And God is...