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.
Rev. Nancy McDonald Ladd Senior Minister
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.
The Vietnamese teacher and monk Thich Nhat Hanh once wrote, “Compassion is a Verb.” It is a thing you do, and a key aspect of a way of being. How can we cultivate compassion in ourselves? What about cultivating compassion in the world around us?
The world is so loud, and its demands come so fast, that sometimes we struggle to hear the inner voice that calls us each to deeper truth. How can we clear away space to listen to our own deepest selves?
Today, we’ll offer our gratitude to members of the Covenant Task Force for their hard work and reflect on the ordinary, sometimes painful places from which truth-tellers and world-changers arise.
Hope is our theme for the month of January. This week, we’ll reflect on the idea that hope is not an end in itself, but a propelling force that pushes us out into courage and commitment. It is a starting point. And we all have … read more.
This Sunday, Rev. Nancy will preach from the story of the Virgin of Guadalupe, who is said to have appeared in a shower of roses. How does beauty fuel the building of a better world? Could it be that appreciation of beauty is the very … read more.