Finance First Friday: Have Faith

Those who have been lucky enough to interact with parishioner, Sue MacIntosh, will have noticed her joy in life. When Sue told with me that she “is living the dream”, […]

Outdoor Gathering Protocols

by Jered Weber-Johnson As warmer weather approaches, so too do the possibilities for safely and comfortably gathering together outdoors. Over the past month our Regathering Taskforce met to establish, and […]

Where, O Victory, Is Your Joy?

Like many of you, following the three guilty verdicts of former officer Derek Chauvin, my instinct was to rejoice and to breathe a sigh of relief. Surely this was “justice”, […]

Miners, Ranchers and Psalm 23

(Part 2 on Psalm 23 — our psalm for this coming Sunday) There are many things to questions in this psalm: Promises that seem outrageous, comfort that sometimes doesn’t come.  […]


(Sunday is “Good Shepherd Sunday” and I am sending you two E and E posts in preparation. Here is the first. Another coming tomorrow.) Believe it or not, this is […]


This is Barbara writing, not Craig or Richard.It may not seem like it but…. “Adagio for Strings” by American composer Samuel Barber has been called “thesaddest piece of music ever […]

Finance First Friday: I will Provide

A snapshot of a comic Abbie made for a collaborative book called ‘Sanctuary”. It is a Risograph print comic called “silence.”  Abbie Mitchell is a member of Circle of the […]

Scripture and “Real Life”

After spending way too much of my life bemoaning that my little bungalow didn’t lend itself to “an open floor plan,” with a center island (popular since 1990) my anguish […]

Chosen Family

Shirley during a visit to Kayoro, Uganda I was able, recently, to interview one of our quite active and longtime members, Shirley Sailors. We talked about faith, giving, chosen family, […]


By the Rev. Barbara Mraz My grandma and her youngest son, Don. The picture still calls to me.  He was seventeen years old, barely out of high school in 1942. […]