Pastors' Blog

Archives: June 2019

Jun 27, 2019 - Kent French

Summer Worship is at 10am, downstairs in Willett Hall

For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me... Matthew 25:35

Have you ever entered a room, a building, a neighborhood or some other space where you knew no one at all? A place where you were going in essentially a stranger? How'd it feel? Were there butterflies in your stomach? Were you trying to sneak in and out, unnoticed? Were...

Jun 19, 2019 - Amy Norton

When we decided on the theme of Milestones in our Faith for worship this summer, I immediately thought of my call story, or the story of when/how I first felt called to ministry. I soon realized, however, that to me, it didn't really feel like a milestone. The true milestone for me was the role that my sense of call has played in my faith journey itself. Specifically, in the difficult 12 months after graduating Seminary, which were marked with loneliness, financial insecurity, and fear. This...

Jun 13, 2019 - Kent French

REMINDER: Summer Worship begins at 10am this Sunday, June 16, in Willett Hall

This past Lent, we embarked on a study of "Exploring our Faith," setting out on a weekly adventure of thinking about and articulating how we experience and describe our faith. We did this exploration individually and in study groups. On Easter Sunday, we shared some of our faith statements, both in the...

Jun 06, 2019 - Kent French

All-Parish Potluck and Spring Meeting this Sunday, after Worship. Come and hear our plans for the year ahead and stay for as long as you can!Church School Teacher Appreciation Breakfast, 9:45am, Memorial Park (or Parlor if rainy)

This Sunday is the Day of Pentecost, that annual liturgical holiday when we remember the fiery, blustery, confounding and clarifying power of the Holy Spirit coming among the first Christians and helping them understand one another, despite their differences...