Rev. Elizabeth Stevens

Bridging Ceremony

The focus of this service will be our graduating High School seniors. We’ll celebrate them, as well as acknowledging other transitions in the lives of our children and youth.

Question Box Sunday

Do you have a question you’ve been wanting to ask your minister? What are your wonderings, your ponderings, the subjects you’d like to hear more about? Who knows what will happen in this free-form service built around questions submitted on the spot by members of … read more.

Earth Day

In celebration of the 48th Earth Day, we’ll reflect on several exciting new strategies for protecting and loving our blue boat home. In particular, we’ll be inspired by “Our Children’s Trust”, the group that is “Leading the game-changing, youth-driven, global climate recovery campaign to secure … read more.

Our Flourishing Is Mutual

In Braiding Sweetgrass, author Robin Wall Kimmerer shares what she has learned through her studies of indigenous traditions and plant biology. The insights garnered invite us to embrace an ethic of interdependence rather than competition. If all flourishing is, by definition, mutual, how then shall … read more.

The Hallelujah Response

Every Easter, we sing “Hallelujah” (or “Alleluia.”) This word means, simply, to praise with reverence. Spontaneous “Hallelujahs” arise in us when we experience beauty, relief, connection, and love. However, we can choose to hallelujah any time. If we embrace more complex and nuanced experiences as … read more.

To Save or to Savor?

Human beings are naturally compassionate. The hurting world calls to us, and something in us must answer. However, because the suffering is so vast, when we engage, we run the risk of tipping into self-forgetting, burn-out, and despair. What if the best way to avoid … read more.

The Gifts of Radical Hospitality

For several years, we have been opening our facilities and our hearts to homeless families through the Family Promise program. On this special Sunday, we’ll reflect together on the ways our faith calls us to this work, and the blessings we receive when we participate.