This month, we kick off the spiritual theme of “conflict” with a classic story about messiahs lurking around every corner. What happens to us when we go looking for one special one? What if we’ve been looking for each other all along?
Rev. Nancy McDonald Ladd Senior Minister
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.
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?