SafeConduct Congregational Conversation

The SafeConduct team invites you to join a conversation on welcome, accountability, and how we navigate complex issues in our life together. Since January, the SafeConduct team has been working to revise our existing SafeConduct policy from 2010. We have been working to address...
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Movement

Alice Paul said, “I always feel the movement is a sort of mosaic. Each of us puts in one little stone, and then you get a great mosaic at the end.” This quote describes perfectly who we are as a faith community, pieces of and one beautiful, mosaic. As pieces, we make...
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Youth Sunday: Illuminate

May 6th is Youth Sunday! Our youth conscientiously chose songs for their inspiring lyrics and wrote prayers to reflect what ails their hearts.  Their ardent words of reflection are calls to action.  And of course, these teenagers are talented singers and musicians.   Steph...
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God With Skin On

The phrase “God With Skin On” comes from the story of a little boy who was frightened one night during a big thunderstorm. Terrified, he called out from his room, “Daddy, I’m scared!”  His father, not wanting to get out of bed, called back,...
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Blooming

Last fall, the Stewardship Committee gave out daffodil and tulip bulbs, to symbolize our gifts to the church that bloom with time. Folks from the church were invited to plant them at home, or here in some of our beds at the church. And now it is exciting to see the things that...
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Illuminate

  The circle is a universal symbol with extensive meaning. One such representation in Christian iconography is the notion of wholeness.  On Youth Retreat last weekend, we began our gathering by discussing what realities of our modern society break us apart—what keeps us from...
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Cleaning the Crud Out of the Sink

Congratulations you are an adult, which means that you need to take care of gross things. Those little slimy bits that collect in the sink trap aren’t going anywhere on their own. That stinky trash can is your proud responsibility. And as much as we might wish it, the...
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Candles

We first started lighting candles in worship not quite two years ago. Our first summer in the new space, we were trying to think what to place in the choir loft after the choir was no longer gathering. In its place, we thought we would try prayer stations for folks to respond in...
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Praying With Our Feet

Since last week’s E-Call, I have been on an exciting journey of what it means to be living in an area of the country where the temperatures drop low enough for snow to form and what it means to be a minister in the midst of a loving congregation and a global neighborhood of...
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