John describes baptism with the elemental symbols of water, wind and fire, evoking the importance of cleansing, receiving the breath of God and ongoing transformation. May these symbols continue to shape our identities as followers of God.
I am deeply grateful for the prayers and support of Lakeshore as I traveled to Bethlehem in December to hear from the Palestinian Christian community about their struggles and how the international Christian community can stand in solidarity and partnership … Continue reading January 3, 2019Continue reading →
Pastor Tanner shares from her recent travels to Bethlehem and what she learned from the Palestinian community about hope in times of despair.
It’s easy to be thankful on Thanksgiving, the trick is to remain thankful the other 364 days of the year.
Last October, I traveled to Israel/Palestine as part of a delegation whose goal was to unite resistance movements challenging the multitude of walls and barriers separating people, groups, cultures and races. I went as a representative of Interfaith Movement for … Continue reading September 27, 2018Continue reading →
In worship we will lift up our new church theme for the year ahead and invite God’s Spirit to continue to develop us into a community united in love.
When life seems out of control, I find myself returning to the foundations of my faith for clarity, centering and courage to face the challenges of each day.