Speaker: Rev. Dr. Elizabeth Stevens

Stones of Remembrance

We remember them.  -Roland B. Gittelsohn

We are the living legacies of those who have gone before. This service will offer the opportunity to reflect on the nature and shape of the legacies we embody, and to express our gratitude for those we love who have … read more.

Whose Are We?

The ancient question, ‘Who am I?’ inevitably leads to a deeper one: ‘Whose am I?’ – because there is no identity outside of relationship. -Douglas Steer

Relationships shape us, transform us, send us. None of us exist in a vacuum. How do we balance our need … read more.

Telling It Like It Is

When we put down ideas of what life should be like, we are free to wholeheartedly say yes to our life as it is.   -Tara Brach

There are certain myths, fairytales and cultural tropes that have shaped our expectations of what it means to be human. … read more.

Five Years After Ferguson

Black people. I love you. I love us. Our lives matter.  -Alicia Garza

Five years ago, when protests erupted in Ferguson, MO, in response to the shooting of Michael Brown, Elizabeth traveled to St. Louis to bear witness and support the new “Black Lives Matter” movement. … read more.

The End of All Our Exploring

…the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time.  –T. S. Eliot

In this third sermon focusing on the gifts of sabbatical, Elizabeth will share her insights into shifts and changes in her call. … read more.

Follow the Butterflies

Follow the spiders.  Why couldn’t it be ‘follow the butterflies?’  -Ron Weasley, in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Across cultures, butterflies are a symbol of transformation.  In this service, Elizabeth will explore the gifts and challenges that come when one chooses to remain open … read more.

Being a Human Being

Each of us needs to withdraw from the cares that will not withdraw from us. –Maya Angelou

With profound gratitude, Elizabeth will share what she learned about the nature and value of sabbatical during her six months away. Time spent being a human being rather than … read more.