Our songs encapsulate our values, our philosophy, our theology, our principles. Singing our songs together is truly a blessing. It is one of the ways we collectively embody the spirit of this church.
Something clicked for me inside, and I realized for the first time that I had a body that was my very own, that I was in charge of my body, and that this body would be my dwelling place on Earth until death.
This Sunday we are launching our worship series Every/body. For the next four weeks, our worship will invite us to get to know our bodies as we dive into topics like aging, abortion, gender. Watch our Every/body series trailer below and continue reading to get a sneak peek at the series, including our new theme song.
In a workshop last year, the brilliant African American Music Minister Glen Thomas Rideout invited the group who had gathered — who were mostly white — to sing, and then move, and then clap together. As he did this, he said, I don’t want to hear any comments about how white people can’t clap on […]
It’s one of the most basic realities of being human: we need help. So, why is it so hard to get “help” right?
Every Sunday a team is required to create a worship experience that sends you back out into the world fortified and thinking.
Who would’ve ever thought that there’d come a time when religious liberals would be looking to set a firmer boundary around truth? Whether on social media or over coffee with friends – we have to admit, many of us can get obsessed with asserting exactly where the lines are between what is true, and what is not. Our religious ancestors […]
You may have notice that the past two Sundays we’ve had coffee hour outside – by the warmth of our fire pits. In an attempt to support the desire expressed by many of you for a longer and more spacious coffee hour, the Hospitality Team is trying an experiment through January: Weather permitting, we’ll have […]
The month of December and the surrounding holidays promise joy and hope, and yet in these times, hope can be a real challenge. Between caring for our loved ones, while also trying to take care of ourselves…all the while absorbing losses or disappointments of all sorts, strained relationships, the challenges of work and community…Even when […]
from Rev. Gretchen Just about two years ago, we started talking about what we called the “third service experiment.” Our Sunday attendance had grown exponentially, and we knew that if we didn’t make more space, people would start leaving. Which didn’t feel aligned with our newly-voted-on mission statement of unleashing courageous love. An expanded building was at least […]