Month: December 2021

“Let Broken-Heartedness Abound” – December 12th, 2021

Can we just take a minute to extend praise and thanks to Jean Gauthier? For her beautiful version of Joni Mitchell’s Blue? And thank you to Joni Mitchell–one of the greatest musicians of our time. A true prophet–carrying messages from beyond. Right? I was introduced to her album Blue in high school. And I wore that cassette tape out. Remember cassette tapes? Forwarding and rewinding–wasn’t it the best when you stopped precisely between songs? A small victory, right? I digress. There wasn’t...

“We Wait” – December 5th, 2021

Last month I spent a good two hours organizing myself for this season at church. I marked my calendar, took notes, considered the arc of worship this month, noted questions for our worship planning team and committee. I made a list of things needed for rituals: Christmas Eve candles and their holders, blue Christmas ribbons for next week, poems for the upcoming vespers service…and Advent Candles for our advent wreath. Oh the joy–Opening to Joy is our theme this month by the way–oh the JOY, for...

Winter Festival – Rain Date

The Religious Education Winter Festival will be held Sunday, December 12 (delayed due to rain). Join us outside for crafts, hot cocoa, and scenes from our pageant!

From Your Minister – December 3rd, 2021

Greetings to you this December!   I pray that you and yours are well and that you have what you need.   We have entered what many faith traditions call the season of light, which is a time to consider the longer stretches of night as an invitation towards restorative, introspective waiting. This can be challenging amid all the holiday bustle and yet now, more than ever, we need to make time to still ourselves in the midst of it all. I hope you will join us for worship on Sunday where I plan to...

December 2021