We build on foundations we did not lay. We warm ourselves by fires we did not light. We sit in the shade of trees we did not plant. We drink from wells we did not dig. We profit from persons we did not know…We are … read more.
Rev. Elizabeth Stevens
In an increasingly fractured and isolating world, many people are searching for deep connections, forged through open-hearted listening and honest and vulnerable speaking. Being heard and held heals trauma and grief. Meanwhile, being trusted to listen is the true antidote to loneliness. We will install … read more.
On this day, we will honor Veterans and welcome new members of our congregation. Together, we’ll reflect on what values, institutions, and dreams are worthy of our dedication and sacrifice. If you are interested in joining the church, please contact the minister or Elisabeth Berlinger, … read more.
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 died. Feel free to bring … read more.
Celebrant: Dr. Rodney Frey
For descendants of European immigrants and refugees, it can be challenging to come to terms with our nation’s historical treatment of indigenous people. Feelings of guilt and shame, confusion, or just general awkwardness can get in the way of building bridges between … read more.
Service Leaders: Rev. Elizabeth Stevens and Rachel Maxwell, consultant
Together, we’ll reflect on the purpose and the future of our church. Why are we here? What are we doing? Why does it matter? What are we resisting? What are we promoting? What are we building together?
When the path is blocked, the way isn’t clear, what do we do? What are the other ways of seeing? Of navigating? Of knowing? How do we hold onto hope in uncertain times?
Reaching a goal requires not just locking in a destination, but making many tiny adjustments to stay on course. The Jewish holiday of Yom Kippur (the Day of Atonement) offers one opportunity to reflect on our lives and make those course corrections. Meanwhile, our small … read more.
Our annual celebration of autumn, community, and the new church year! This ritual-centered service will focus on our shared dreams. We’ll be invited to reflect on the role we each might play in the community. And we’ll be reminded that “all of us need all … read more.
What does the bible really say about sexuality? What are the roots of homophobia? And why is it so very important that we stand, loudly and proudly, as people of faith¸ in support of LGBTQ rights and the LGBTQ community…especially in these turbulent times.