19 Jul

God’s Presence, Grace Unleashed

One of the truisms of life is that to achieve anything of significance, consistency is required over a long period of time. To be in good shape physically, we have to maintain a regular exercise regimen and make healthy food choices not just for one...

12 Jul

Jonah: Digging in our Heels

Water is an integral part of summer.  Kids splashing in the neighborhood pool; fishing and boating; slip-n-slides and water parks; beach vacations; “noodles” and boogie boards; jet skis and water skis; watering parched plants and parched bodies.  As both necessity and pleasure, water is a...

04 Jul

Happy Independence Day! 

Amidst all the flags and parades, watermelon and hot dogs, sparklers and fire crackers, and time with family and friends that we will enjoy today, I hope you will also take time to think about your many blessings and to say a word of thanks. After...

27 Jun

In the Absence of Proof

I believe in the sun, even when it is not shining. And I believe in love, even when there’s no one there. And I believe in God, even when God is silent. These words, attributed to an unknown prisoner in one of the Word War II concentration camps,...

20 Jun

Let Us Live Gracefully

Friends, the summer solstice is upon us.  On Friday, June 21, those of us living north of the equator will experience the longest day of 2019.  Not that this is particularly earth-shattering news.  As my house has been flooded with light earlier and earlier each...

12 Jun

Prayers for the People of Mali

What comes to mind when you hear the word Timbuktu?  Growing up in the South, when someone said something was “out in Timbuktu,” they were referring to something being a long way away, or out in the middle of nowhere.  It was a long time...

06 Jun

Hope Grounded in the Eternal

A mass shooting in Virginia Beach, leaving twelve people dead.  A Catholic bishop spending millions of the church’s dollars on an extravagant lifestyle.  A heat wave in India recording eye-popping 120-degree temperatures.  A proposal to discontinue funding for educational and physical activity programs for unaccompanied...

28 May

Majoring on the Minors

New Sermon Series: Coming June 16, 2019. Embark on a journey with us as we meet Hosea, Haggai, Zephaniah and friends this summer and hear how God speaks into our contemporary lives through these ancient prophets. Click here for more info about our Worship Services....

23 May

Picnics, Hotdogs, & Gratitude

The unofficial start of summer is here!  Picnics and parades, flags and fireworks, hot dogs and hamburgers, watermelon and waterslides—this weekend we will remember and celebrate our freedom, our country, our family and friends, and our many, many blessings. Memorial Day reminds us that no matter...