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Guest Minister for October 9th, 2022 – Rev. Andrew Kimble

Guest Minister for October 9th, 2022 – Rev. Andrew Kimble

A bridge-builder, Rev. Andrew Kimble is invested in sustaining collaborative partnerships between the academy and communities of moral discernment. Ordained in the African Methodist Episcopal Church, Rev. Andrew serves as minister of church and culture at the Historic...

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The View From Here – October 7th, 2022

Greetings Church Family! I pray that you and yours are well these days, and that you have what you need. I am currently in Maine attending a retreat at the Alcyon Center called Silence, Heart, and Earth. Here we are learning about soul practices that bring us to...

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From the Parish Committee – September 30th, 2022

Greetings from Parish Committee! What is there to say after Sundays Installation service! What a celebration of our congregation and Rev. Sophia’s shared ministry, it left us speechless. The planning committee did an amazing job, committee on ministry and Will Twombly...

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“Witness to the Water” – September 11th, 2022

Reading - “Praise the Rain,” by Joy harjo Praise the rain; the seagull dive The curl of plant, the raven talk— Praise the hurt, the house slack The stand of trees, the dignity— Praise the dark, the moon cradle The sky fall, the bear sleep— Praise the mist, the warrior...

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“Can I Get an Amen?” – June 5th, 2022

“At its heart, I think, religion is mystical…"I have seen things…that make all my writings seem like straw." Religions start, as Robert Frost said poems do, with a lump in the throat, to put it mildly, or with the bush going up in flames, the rain of flowers, or the...

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Office Notes – September 23rd, 2022

We’ve been starting off our church year in September with the theme of Belonging. Along with the ceremonies and intentional moments – celebrating the annual Water Service and thinking about how our building can be more welcoming – we find belonging in our congregation...

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Why an Installation?

A reflection from your minister about Installation Sunday on September 25th Over these past many weeks, I am sure many of you have asked the question, just what is an installation anyways?   Typically, an Installation Service takes place within the first year or so of...

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Rev. Sophia’s Installation News

The Installation of Rev. Sophia on Sept. 25 at 10:30 will be a special and important time for our church community.  If you are planning to attend the Installation service, whether in person or via Zoom, there are a few things that the installation committee would...

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