We’re going to ponder a little bit about what it is to be human, and how the world around us seeks to define our humanity. Pulling pretty loosely from economic theory and a dodgy understanding of John Stuart Mill, Rev. Nancy will see just where … read more.
Rev. Nancy McDonald Ladd Senior Minister
Spiritual teachers often speak about the cultivation of a “devotional” life. What are you truly devoted to? What does it feel like to live a life of devotion?
It’s no big deal to be grateful when everything is easy. How can we dig deep to our spiritual resources and be grateful in the complexity of our lives, no matter what?
What happens when what we have believed shifts dramatically? When the objects of our reverence are absent or newly different? When you look up to the heavens in search of God, what if you see something entirely unexpected?
Vision leans forward, memory leans back. Held in this tension of where we’re headed and where we’ve been, there is plenty of meaning and purpose for today. This Sunday, we’ll join our Romanian partner church in celebrating their 450th anniversary and the many years … read more.
There is an old, familiar story about two women who loved Jesus – Martha, who busied herself with all sorts of things and Mary, who just sat there and beheld him. Love asks both of us – the blessing of serving each other and the … read more.
This Sunday we will have the chance to see our new ministerial team in action together for the very first time. So, that’s going to be worth showing up for.
In a cultural and political context that tends to put people in boxes, Amanda and Nancy … read more.
Drawing from Robin Wall Kimmerer’s experience as a botanist and member of the Potowatami Nation, this Earth Day Rev. Nancy will look at the joining of generations and the origin stories we tell about the earth and all its creatures.
In this multigenerational service for Easter morning, we’ll tell two stories about loss and emergence. After the resurrection, there’s the rest. And after a chrysalis emerges as a butterfly, the cycle of life goes on.
So often, our yearning takes the form of escapism – dreaming that we might be anywhere but the place we’re at. How can we re-align our yearning to be who we are, where we are, with the gifts and struggles we face.