Rosh haShanah

From a CLUE notice about Rosh haShanah [which 10 holy days later leads to] Yom Kippur…   This year, Rosh haShanah began on September 18th, at sundown.  Yom Kippur is on the 27th.   I’ll [Rabbi Neil Comess-Daniels] leave you selections from a beautiful reading about Rosh haShanah and the High...

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Another World is Possible by Rev. Ashley Horan

Rev. Ashley Horan,  Another world is possible. We say it, again and again, even when the proof lies somewhere beyond the horizon, beyond our reach, beyond our imagination. This is our faith: Another world is possible. Not somewhere else— another world, another lifetime—but here, and now, for us and for...

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“Keeping the Faith” While We Are Separated

From Pastor Bethany: Here are some ideas of how we can “Keep the Faith” while we are separated from one another. Pray. Take the prayer list and pray for five or ten of those listed before each meal.   Pray the five-finger prayer: Thumb: those closest to you, Index: for neighbors,...

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A Mothers’s Prayer (Matthew 15:10-28)

The opening story is about a boy who has been doing remote schooling and he gets to go back to Real school. He’s been a lackadaisical student prior to Covid; he stared out the window and often didn’t hear the teacher when questions were raised. Since Covid and remote learning...

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“Walking on Water”

“And early in the morning, he came walking toward them on the sea.  (Mt. 14:25; within Mt. 14:22-33) The joke is about a brand new preacher whom the folks in the country parish don’t much like.  He’s young and sure of himself, from the city and fresh out of seminary. ...

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Mat. 14.13-21… “The Feeding of the 5,000”

There’s a joke about a little boy, upon receiving word from his folks that the stay-cations the family will go on will involve some of the “things we did when we were kids.”  The little boy is Ecstatic!  “Yes!  Finally!  I get to ride a Dinosaur!”  Never mind the difficulties...

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Daily Reflection July 29 by Pastor Serina Rice

Beloved Community, The first few months of the pandemic we were all powering through. We were in this together. We were holding our breath and waiting for it all to be over. But after more than 4 months we have expended all our patience, and the emotional strain is wearing...

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Some Thoughts from Home, June 19 – July 27, 2020

Putting together another puzzle… Seeing a metaphor for living in this complex and trying time. First, one must gather all the flat edged pieces together and make a frame… well, that’s how I do it. Frames are good.  Faith is a good frame.  Love is a good frame.  So we...

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