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.
With the magi we follow stars because they give us life, provide us with light and teach us essential lessons.
Pastor Tanner shares from her recent travels to Bethlehem and what she learned from the Palestinian community about hope in times of despair.
Christmas is meaningful to all ages, especially to children.
John the Baptist proclaimed that God’s work was not hindered by political intrigue and religious power plays.
We have celebrated Advent before and we think we have a pretty good idea what to expect, but we need to remember that Advent is about change and change is never limited by what has happened before.
It’s easy to be thankful on Thanksgiving, the trick is to remain thankful the other 364 days of the year.
Stewardship is not giving what is “mine” but rather sharing what is “ours.”
Like all churches, we are prone to “erratic changes of course, losing sight of our goals and to be becoming discouraged by the journey.” Yet, God continues to believe in us.
When we give thanks for the saints we pray that their memory will enliven and encourage us, that their memory will help us see Jesus.