The renowned architect Frank Lloyd Wright once told of an incident that perhaps seemed insignificant at the time, but had a profound influence on the rest of his life. The winter he was nine-years-old, he went walking across a snow-covered field with his reserved, no-nonsense uncle. As the two of them reached the far end […]
The Rev. Amy Starr Redwine, Pastor of First Presbyterian Church in Richmond, Virginia in her sermon “No Shame In That” based on the story of the woman at the well says: “This woman is by herself with a jar at a well —the ancient near east equivalent of a singles bar —and she is naturally […]
Still, when Jesus began to make his way up the mountain in our text for today, Peter, James, and John followed him, picking their way over outcroppings of rock and the slippery coating of dust and sand, to stand with him at the top. They look back over all that had happened. They remembered being […]
Our scripture this week is Matthew 5: 21-37. When we listen to God’s commands, when we listen to Jesus’ preaching, we listen not just to the words he used. We ask the Holy Spirit to help us understand what God intended for us to know… and how God intends for us to live. God […]
Y’all “…, telling us that we aren’t just a bunch of “yous,” but one great big y’all. It draws us in and reminds us that there is something in our witness that can shine, that we exist as that one community in the world which by its very presence reminds the world that God loves […]
Lighthouse: No Matter Who You Are, Or Where You Are On Life’s Journey, You’re Welcome Here. Make yourself comfortable and feel the working of the Holy Spirit in this non-judgmental congregation where everyone is somebody. Belonging is as simple as just choosing to be here. It’s a choice you will never forget.
And, the child born in Bethlehem came to love and serve and save families: families like his own family… who have to deal with imperfect situations, or terrifying moments. He came to love and save families who have to flee one country in order to seek safety in another. He came to love and save […]
Most people in our world don’t understand peace as a positive concept. All they know is the negative aspect of peace, which is merely the absence of trouble. The definition of peace in many languages of the world illustrates that. For example, the Quechua Indians in Ecuador and Bolivia use a word for peace that literally translates, “to sit down in […]
Join us for a very special Christmas Eve Candlelight Service We invite you to celebrate this joyous season with us! You’ll enjoy the experience of the (CAROLS/CHOIR/SPECIAL MUSIC/CANDLE LIGHTING/COOKIES) and the sense of ‘THIS FEELS LIKE HOME” Christmas Eve Candlelight Service CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICE 5 PM We hope you’ll join us in the celebration of the […]
Martha’s opened her home to offer hospitality to this traveling rabbi and his entourage. She’s doing it as a public sign of her religious commitment. In welcoming Jesus and his followers, she’s following the time-honored Middle-Eastern ritual of hospitality. AND THEN… How busy are YOU these days?