Monthly Archives: January 2016

The Scoop: Social Justice Visioning

Social Justice Visioning is going well, with approximately forty people attending the open meeting on January 27. Energy was high and participation was lively. After the Core Team (from the Doing Democracy study group) presented their observations and recommendations, the group voted to transition that group of four people into an Interim Steering Committee, who
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Sermon: King, the Radical (text & audio)

Rev. Mark Ward, Lead Minister
Cornell West argues that the prophetic message of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. has been tamed and softened over time, so that we tend to overlook the truly radical nature of his ministry. Today we’ll explore the theme of resistance in Dr. King’s life and work. Click on the title to continue reading and/or listen…

The Scoop: Among the Congregants – We Care

Each year, the Pastoral Visitors gather on a December afternoon to write holiday cards to congregants. Cookies are provided, and festive music, as we create an assembly line of addressing, writing messages, stamping, and the ever-popular envelope “licking.” Thank goodness for EZ Seal solution! The cards are designed each year by Jules Smith, and we
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Yes, this month’s theme is among the most complex of them all. But it also may be the most simple. The complexity is clear: Sometimes being a people of resistance involves struggle and requires us to disobey; other times it asks us to just be ourselves and not hide who we really are. Sometimes it involves defeating the enemy; other times it is a matter of noticing that treating them as the enemy defeats us all. Click on the title (RESISTANCE) to continue reading…