Tag Archives: Hope

Pass It On – on faith formation & mentorship

Teacher Parker Palmer calls the place where we begin muttering miserable, unrepeatable things at the radio, or at our social media feed – that place that many of us are way too familiar with these days – he calls it … Continue reading

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For Memory

Reading: For Memory by Adrienne Rich Sermon, “For Memory” Over the Thanksgiving holiday, Over the Thanksgiving holiday, two of my longest dearest friends came to visit with their new soon-to-be adopted 8-year-old son. We all met as undergrads, and even though in the last … Continue reading

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Waking Up – Sermon 11/13/2016

Audio podcast of this sermon is available here. Reading – For a Time Such As This by Jake Morrill Sermon  As a part of our monthly theme, this Sunday, we were supposed to explore the question: when in your life … Continue reading

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We were made for these times

There’s plenty going on in the world, in our country, in our state, and in most cases, in our individual lives – that would justify feelings of overwhelm, of denial, of heightened anxiety and reactivity.  And yet lately, I’ve been feeling … Continue reading

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Anger, Love, and the Hope for Change

For a month about simplicity (our church monthly theme), the current cultural moment is anything but simple. Since the news broke on Sunday about the terrible shooting in Orlando, I’ve been back and forth with all sorts of emotions: angry, sad, … Continue reading

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Dear Congregation….an open letter to the Foothills Unitarian Church

Dear Foothills Unitarian Church, I’ve tried for two weeks to write an annual report, without much luck.  Not because I am lacking in things I might lift up about our programs and ministries this year…. I could remind us of … Continue reading

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What Can We Count On? (Part 1)

I write this post nearly two weeks into the federal government shutdown, and once again on the brink of national (which would likely mean global) financial disaster. Though there is talk of a deal in the works, the process leading … Continue reading

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