This is a closed meeting for the members of the Staff Parish Relations team. Members are nominated by the Lay Leadership team and affirmed at the Annual Church Conference. Members usually serve three year terms.
Cyndi and I try to catch 30 minutes of national and world news each night. Without fail the anchor begins with some form of “Breaking news!” The words and tone of voice aim to build tension. Hopefully, to bring us to the edge of our seats and keep us there through the commercial breaks. By […]
A workshop to help you identify and respond to symptoms of mental illness
“You are my friends if you do what I command. I no longer call you slaves, because a master doesn’t confide in his slaves. Now you are my friends, since I have told you everything the Father told me. You didn’t choose me. I chose you. I appointed you to go and produce lasting fruit, […]
In the book we are using as a reference for our current worship and teaching series, Leading Causes of Life, the second leading cause raised by our authors is coherence. My wife warned me that this word requires too much explanation. It is not part of our common vocabulary. Coherence helps us to make sense […]
The interaction between the causes of life described in the book that I am using for our teachings for our current worship series fascinate me.* Each cause generates other causes as life itself is a tapestry of connections. What we do matters and has consequences for others and for all of creation. Living in harmony […]
I read a reflection written by Mandy Hackland a writer living in Johannesburgh, South Africa, this morning. Her reflection was on the text in Luke 12 where Jesus says: “Do you think I have come to bring peace to the earth? No, I have come to divide people against each other!” (NLT). And if this wasn’t […]
Most of us are more familiar with the water crisis in Flint but less are aware that water is a global issue. This event will consider issues relative to clean water as a human right. Lunch will be provided but donations are appreciated. The day will end with worship.