Speaker: Rev. Dr. Randy Partain
When the world seems blanketed in shadow, it can feel lonely to try to shine a light of hope. We may not always realize it, but we never shine alone. How can we more purposefully draw strength and encouragement from others who are shining with … read more.
How do we welcome more light and joy into our lives? It may seem that we feel joyful when we have things to be grateful for. When good things happen, we experience more joy, right? But what if it works the other way around? What … read more.
If you’ve ever used an oil lamp, you may have noticed that it doesn’t work well when soot accumulates at the end of its wick. You have to trim the wick so that the light shines at full capacity. In our lives, resentment can be … read more.
Fasting has a long history as a spiritual practice. Some think of fasting as self-denial, and we might have a whole array of reactions to that idea. Others seek a deeper spiritual connection through intentionally removing something from their lives for a time. But what do we do … read more.
As we delve into this month’s theme of “holding history,” we consider the ramifications of a rather unique aspect of our justice system: The U.S. cash bail system, which is known to discriminate against people with fewer financial resources and people of color. How do our … read more.
We invite you to bring a photo or memento of those you wish to honor or memorialize to place on our community table of remembrance.
In many ways, our ancestors remain with us. They live on through the legacy of our lives. We might say … read more.
We all have some habits and routines. We probably do a lot of things without really thinking. We just do what we’ve grown accustomed to doing. Sometimes, though, our habits and routines outlive their usefulness. We might recognize places where we want to grow or change. Cultivating … read more.
As we recognize the importance of Coming Out Day (October 11), we also take time to consider how we show up in our various relationships. Are we honest and authentic about what we need and what we have to offer? Do we put on masks … read more.