Christmas Eve 2021 Reminders!

We hope to see you tonight for one of our FOUR Christmas Eve Services. Get the details about all Christmas Eve services (and this Sunday the 26th) 5 PM In-Person Christmas Eve Pageant The 5 pm service will take place in person in the East church parking lot! The service will be under 45 minutes in length. […]

Important Updates About Our Christmas Eve Services

Due to the rising concern about the Omicron Variant of COVID-19, we have decided to make adjustments to our Christmas Eve Services to prioritize safety for all participants. This includes a location change for our 5 PM service to outdoors, some additional regulations for our 9 PM service, and a more robust online offering so […]

Making Peace with What Haunts Us (Day 7)

Making Peace With What Haunts Us: A Writing Practice Find a pen and paper.  Set aside 10 minutes in a quiet space that allows you to focus. When we consider making peace with what haunts us, it can be helpful to examine where exactly we’re trying to get to. What do we mean by “peace”? […]

Making Peace with What Haunts Us: Day 2

During her sermon on Sunday, Rev. Gretchen talked about how ghost stories can be a way to say “this happened, and it won’t really ever be over – even if we don’t talk about it. And that can be ok. Because we learn to live with it. We find ways to come to terms with it – […]

Making Peace with What Haunts Us: Day 1

https://youtu.be/HyTIhk_q3f8 “Allow” by Danna Faulds There is no controlling life.Try corralling a lightning bolt,containing a tornado.  Dam astream and it will create a newchannel.  Resist, and the tidewill sweep you off your feet.Allow, and grace will carryyou to higher ground.  The onlysafety lies in letting it all in –the wild and the weak; fear,fantasies, failures […]

Water Communion Sources

Thank you to everyone who shared the location of their water source for Water Communion! Here is the resulting map - I apologize for not being able to fit the beautiful locations of Pearl Harbor, Hi and Lake Constance, Bregenz, Austria on there as well!

Guided Meditation/Journaling Prompts with Rev. Elaine

In the following text, I invite you to consider how the sacred shows up in our everyday lives through the contemplative practice known as daily examen. While its roots of this practice are in the Ignatian Christian tradition, its wisdom stretches far and wide across traditions and theologies. You may use these reflection questions as journaling prompts […]

Coming Home (series invitation)

My kids and I got back from a visit to see my family in the northwest Thursday night a little after midnight. My partner and I both started work before 9 Friday morning. My daughter headed to a sleepover with a friend before noon, and by 5:30, we were headed to kickball with other Foothills […]

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