Elder Compass - November 2020
By: Betty Adkins Like many of you, I am struck everyday with just how challenging life can be - disengagement from others, lack of communication, concern about the well-being of those inside and outside of our lives. These challenges reflect the overall tension of a pressing and too often devastating virus, civil upheaval and resounding uncertainty. I find my solace in the quiet of the pre-dawn hours, reading a devotion and waiting for my mind and spirit to be touched with ho
Online Advent Study Series Begins Dec. 2!
Advent Study: Light of the World by Amy-Jill Levine Begins Wednesday, Dec. 2nd at 7 p.m. or Sunday, December 6 at 10:00 a.m. In her book, Light of the World, author, professor, and biblical scholar Amy-Jill Levine explores the biblical texts surrounding the story of the birth of Jesus. We'll join her as she traces the Christmas narrative through the stories of Zechariah and Elizabeth, Mary, the journey to Bethlehem, and the visit from the Magi. These stories open conversatio
Stephen Ministers November 2020
by Penny Brill Excerpts from Stephen Ministry Care Letter Are you experiencing pandemic fatigue - that feeling of being mentally and emotionally exhausted by everything that’s going on right now? We’re all facing different kinds of life challenges during this time - • Isolation and loneliness; • Anxiety over health; • Grief; • Juggling work, childcare, and schooling responsibilities; • Financial strain or job loss; • Uncertainty about the future . . . The list goes on. It’s n
Restoring the Beloved Community: A Conversation About Race (Session 2 Resources)
Session Two Resources Watch Race: The Power of an Illusion (Documentary) The division of the world's peoples into distinct groups - "red," "black," "white" or "yellow" peoples - has become so deeply embedded in our psyches, so widely accepted, many would promptly dismiss as crazy any suggestion of its falsity. Yet, that's exactly what this provocative series by California Newsreel claims. Race - The Power of an Illusion questions the very idea of race as biology, suggesting t
Hanging of the Greens 2020 - November 29
Dear Families (children and youth), The Hanging of the Greens Worship Service led by our children is one of the most amazing Sundays each year. However, like most things 2020 it needs to look a little different. We are still in the planning stages of exactly what this year’s Hanging of the Greens will look like but whatever we decide, WE NEED YOUR HELP. Much like Youth Sunday, we will assign tasks and youth and children will pre-record aspects of worship either via their ph
New Online Study Series Begins Nov. 4!
JOIN US FOR THIS THREE-WEEK VIDEO SERIES FEATURING ROB BELL NOOMA is a series of short films that explore our world from a perspective of Jesus. NOOMA is an invitation to search, question, and join the discussion. Join us this Wednesday, November 4 @ 7 p.m. or Sunday, November 8 @ 10 a.m.! (Please note, while you are welcome to join us for both sessions, Sunday will be a repeat of the Wednesday evening session.) Attending is easy! All you need is a computer, tablet, or smartp