All of us have struggles. Whether it’s small irritations or unbearable grief, life gets hard. When that’s true, the advice to practice “acceptance” might make you want to scream with frustration — but acceptance isn’t the same thing as liking our pain. What does it … read more.
Speaker: Rev. Erika
Our service will center around the oldest written story known: that of Inanna, Queen of Heaven and Earth, and her descent into the Underworld. This ancient narrative makes it clear that our human impulse not merely to wander, but also to search, is woven into … read more.
To be responsible partners in racial justice, we have to un-learn and then re-learn much about our country’s history. On this Martin Luther King, Jr. weekend, we’ll go back one hundred years to the “Americanization” of immigrants in the U.S. How does this re-learning inform … read more.
Lamentations — our expressions of sorrow, angst, or our need for companions in the wilderness — come in all forms. Today we’ll explore some of the theological beliefs that hide within our lamentations, and find ways to fine-tune them.
(You’ll leave this service feeling better than … read more.
In the Skidompha Atrium
It’s our annual candlelight Christmas Eve service! “Heaven encompasses and inhabits earth,” writes Jan Robinson, “spilling into this present life.” Tonight we’ll tell the traditional story from Luke’s Gospel, sing carols, and create wonder on this holy night.
Advent is a period of expectation; of holding the hope. Like winter, Advent reminds us that good things demand our patience; good things take time. But we also know that life is short and that we can make mistakes by waiting for things that never … read more.
Our Fellowship will hold a small memorial service to honor the life of Diane Jensen (who died on October 1st) at 1:00 pm on Sunday, Dec. 2nd. Rev. Erika will preside with guest musician Mariel Fluhr.
Childcare will be provided.
Many of us have told family stories around our holiday dinner table. Are those stories always true? Does it matter? In this sermon, Rev. Erika will reflect on what it means to dig deeper into the narratives that appear in our families – and in … read more.
There are all kinds of ways to be brave, and to exhibit courage when we’d rather shrink back. What encourages you? How do we make ourselves “brave enough” to honor ourselves and one another?
Two centuries before the Salem Witch Trials resulted in the deaths of 20 people, the Malleus Maleficarum (“The Hammer of Witches”) fueled a European witch-craze that resulted in the persecutions and deaths of tens of thousands of women. What fueled these witch hunts of the … read more.