A couple of months ago, I started dreaming, pondering, planning Advent. A colleague and I got together and bounced ideas off one another and by the end of that afternoon, I had an initial focus, along with the scriptures I planned to use. A couple of weeks after that Byron, Jessie, Ryan, and Lynda and…
The Transition Team and Executive have been meeting together over the past month in preparation for the congregational meeting after worship this morning. One of the exercises I did with them was entitled: What Does Your Minister Do All Day, it was in response to a casual comment made by one of them, who shall…
It was a powerful experience to preach from behind this table on leadership for the future where candles were lit in front of pictures of some of the ‘saints.’
How many voices call out for our attention? How often does God call out for out attention before we respond like Samuel, with “Hineni, here I am, Lord. Speak, for your servant is listening.
The Israelites wandered in the wilderness for 40 years before they left behind the chains of the past and were shaped into a new kind of people, is it going to take us that long?
We have been listening and discerning for two years now… wondering what kind of future God is calling us into. Are we confident enough to trust God and let God lead us? Will we trust in our relationship with God and one another?
Why even bother bringing a bag along if you are going to leave it ON the trail?
The church universal often has the most heated disagreements about three things: gender, sexuality and outsiders.
I believe that the biggest crisis of the United Church is not dwindling congregations, it’s not buildings that are too big for our present needs, it’s not a lack of resources, it’s a lack of ability or willingness to tell the story of Jesus in a way that is engaging and inviting. It’s a lack of conviction that our faith matters to those outside our walls.
Will we recognize Jesus?