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Shared Ministry – April 2017

April 1, 2017
Quotes from COA youth’s answer to: “How would you describe your experience with Coming of Age Program?” Here is how they answered. “Coming of Age was a learning experience. Community is an amazing thing! It helped me figure out what...

Shared Ministry – March 2017

March 1, 2017
One of his students asked Buddha, “Are you the messiah?” “No”, answered Buddha. “Then are you a healer?” “No”, Buddha replied. “Then are you a teacher?” the student persisted. “No, I am not a teacher.” “Then what are you?” asked...

Shared Ministry – February 2017

February 1, 2017
Desire is the perfect theme for February and Valentine’s Day. Desire in romance novels get people into all kinds of trouble but there is a desire that brings us into closer relationship with God or the holy. Father James Martin...

Shared Ministry – January 2017

January 1, 2017
Have you been theologically curious? The Five Questions class offers us a series of questions that we have been pondered since the development of the prefrontal cortex. What does it mean to be human? (Ontology) How do I know what...

Shared Ministry – December 2016

December 1, 2016
It works to have Tradition follow Ancestry in our Covenant Group themes for the months of November and December because it is our ancestors who have passed down to us our traditions.  I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving and...

Shared Ministry – November 2016

November 1, 2016
I just returned from the Liberal Religious Educators Association (LREDA) annual Fall Conference, this year in San Diego, CA. Besides being in a lovely setting, we had some rich conversations. Our theme was Money, Death, Race and Sex: Bringing the...

Shared Ministry – October 2016

October 1, 2016
Psychologists tell us that resiliency, this month’s Covenant Group theme, is important as it helps us bounce back after challenging or traumatic experiences. And they tell us it’s important to raise resilient children. What goes into making us resilient?


September 1, 2016
This is going to be an exciting year! The Search Committee is in full swing as, through conversation, they help us become more self-aware as a congregation and think about new directions. This will help them as they find a...
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