All In A Circle

One of our summer children’s programs this year featured stories with the theme of “rock.” This story for all ages, inspired by Genesis and The Lion King, reminds us that we are all connected, all equally a part of creation from the beginning. We need reminding. In the beginning, the...

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Steve Whittington – Quest For Everest

Steve Whittington has made over 40 summits in his climbing career, including Mt Everest in 2013, but when I asked him “who is Steve?” he didn’t label himself an elite alpinist, he said that first and foremost he’s a husband and father. To connect with Steve or to learn more...

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Richer than you think

Then he told them a parable: “The land of a rich man produced abundantly. And he thought to himself, ‘What should I do, for I have no place to store my crops?’ Then he said, ‘I will do this: I will pull down my barns and build larger ones, and...

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More than a name

Our annual summer children’s program was last week. This year, we called it Rock U and the theme was stories connected to, well, rock. That might not sound super interesting, but we used it to connect to our relationship with the earth and God, building (especially ourselves), story telling and...

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Rev. Robin King – Keeping The Moment Alive

The present moment is all that we have. So when we get inspired, or when we feel the most whole, how do we sustain that feeling? Robin and Ben explore this question, diving into their own personal stories as well as biblical teachings, meditation and mindfulness techniques that can help...

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One moment, please

Are you a Mary or a Martha? That’s the question most people will want to ask themselves when they hear the story of Jesus visiting the home of Mary and Martha, two very different sisters (Luke 10:38-42). Martha welcomes Jesus, as a good host should, but then is too busy...

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More than a stranger

The story of the Good Samaritan is one of the best known of Jesus’ parables. It’s become something of a cliché, even. Just the other day, I read in the news that a person who stopped to give a ride to a young family that missed their bus was referred...

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What you don’t need

Do you have a basic “essentials” list of things you have to have with you when you go out the door? Your phone, of course, a wallet (or at least a debit card or some cash, maybe a driver’s license), keys, maybe a hat or coat, maybe a watch or...

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