Our Requiem: Listening Deeply to Grief

In this service, we’ll feature several movements from Clif Hardin’s Requiem, professionally recorded live in the sanctuary before the pandemic and debuted for this online format. Rev. Nancy will preach about the concrete and amorphous grief of this time in our lives. We’ll also prepare for the liturgy of grief and letting go that we’ll share … read more

A More Perfect Union

The preamble to the US Constitution states that our form of governance exists in part for the formation of “a more perfect union.” More perfect, of course, doesn’t mean perfect.  It means something closer to perfect, something that is still not fully realized. The American experiment remains unrealized, but this moment in history invites us to push … read more

A Republic, If You Can Keep It

As Benjamin Franklin walked off the floor of the constitutional convention, it’s said that an onlooker shouted at him, “Doctor, what have we got?  A republic or a monarchy?” Franklin is said to have replied, “A republic if we can keep it.” Here on the other side of election day, as we wait or work or worry … read more