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Archives: April 2019

Apr 25, 2019 - Amy Norton

Alleluia! Christ is risen! Risen indeed! Alleluia, Alleluia!

We are in the glorious in between time! We dwell in between Mary's encounter with the Risen Christ on Easter morning and Christ's Ascension 40 days from Easter.

We dwell in a time when Jesus - resurrected and risen - visits with the disciples, his friends, and maybe even strangers. We see him cooking at the sea shore, slipping through a locked door to be with his friends, walking to Emmaus only to vanish once he is...

Apr 17, 2019 - Kent French

Throughout this Lent, we have been exploring what it means to express our faith. We have dug into the questions of: What is faith? Who is God? Who is Jesus? Who is the Holy Spirit? What is the church? What should our relationship be with the rest of the world? You can see some of the questions we’ve raised here.

We have done this in worship, with take-...

Apr 11, 2019 - Amy Norton

Beloved United Parish Family,

A few weeks ago, a dear friend of mine (and former United Parish Seminarian), Cydney Van Dyke was visiting me for an extended weekend, and we were sitting at The Biscuit Cafe getting some work done, just like old times at Divinity School. Naturally, we were doing much more talking, catching up, and generally theologically geeking out then actually working, but the Holy Spirit does work in mysterious ways, doesn't she? As we were talking, something she...

Apr 04, 2019 - Kent French

Throughout Lent, we've been exploring our faith, trying to understand better what underpins our basic beliefs, our ultimate loyalty, our view of how the world, the cosmos and God all work. 

We started with the deceptively simple question: What is Faith? We've continued with an examination of each part of the Trinity: God, Jesus and Holy Spirit. 

This week, the question may be: so what do we do about it?

On Sunday, we will once again delve into these big questions by...