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Archives: October 2018

Oct 25, 2018 - Kent French

I'm wrestling about what to say on Sunday.

This autumn, we have been preaching from the standard lectionary, that three-year cycle of scripture readings that Christian churches have used in some form since the fifth century. It forces a sort of discipline on us as preachers and worship leaders. Rather than choosing texts to fit our topics, we figure out how to make sense of the texts assigned and as...

Oct 18, 2018 - Kent French

As an interdenominational church, we like to welcome the local reps from our three denominations, to keep active ties with our national religious movements and legacies. Last Spring, you will recall that Mary Day Miller, Executive Minister of The American Baptist Churches of Massachusetts, preached about John Leland and the legacy of religious freedom. Sometime this...

Oct 11, 2018 - Amy Norton

Greetings to you and peace, from the one who is and was and is to come! In addition to being a lover of contact sports, I'm also a huge country music fan. I used to be one of those people who said "I like all genres except country and metal," and then somewhere in the summer of 2015 I was bitten by the country bug and haven't looked back. I often get some fun little nuggets out of country songs, such as,

"When you...

Oct 04, 2018 - Amy Norton

Good morning on this balmy October day!

This weekend, our Fall Fellowship Retreat will be held up at Oceanwood, where I'll be joining you on Saturday, and Kent will be joining on Sunday morning. For those of you staying through Sunday, there will be a member-led worship service that is sure to inspire and rejuvenate! I'll be holding down the fort in Brookline and leading worship at United Parish in the Chapel, where we'll sing, pray...