Pastors' Blog

Archives: May 2020

May 28, 2020 - Amy Norton

Dear United Parish Family,

Pentecost Sunday in the Before Times was marked with streamers, bells, red paraments, and a whole lotta Holy Spirit. Pentecost Sunday in the time of COVID will also be marked with streamers, bells, red paraments, and just as much (if not more) Holy Spirit. I'd like to think that the Holy Spirit is ever increasing in our lives, especially in times when we are spread apart from one another- she has much more space to fill now!

On...

May 21, 2020 - Kent French

According to the Gospel accounts, after Jesus' resurrection, he hung out with his followers for awhile. They walked, talked and ate together. They consoled one another and revisited his teachings. We remember this time with our own liturgical Fifty Days of Easter (April 12-May 31 this year).

And then, he left them again and ascended into heaven. And that's when the movement started to take off. That's when it was up to his followers to take his ministry out into the world.

On...

May 14, 2020 - Kent French

All believers were together and had everything in common. Acts 2:44

This one of my favorite verses from scripture. It shows the solidarity, commitment and interdependence of the early Christian community in figuring out how to continue the ministry of Jesus. At our best, I believe we do this at United Parish.

Despite this pandemic, our community has remained remarkably “together.” We have remembered what we have in common, namely, our connection to God and to one another. We...

May 07, 2020 - Kent French

We are in the season of Eastertide, the Great Fifty Days between Easter (April 12) and Pentecost (May 31) Sundays, when we actively re-imagine the risen Christ living, working, playing and conversing among and through us. It's also our Stewardship season at United Parish, when we come together and make our service and financial pledges for the next program year (due May 17). Learn more here.

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