A message for April

As April marches brightly forward, I want to offer a few reflections and reminders for all of us. 

The continued roll out of vaccines is renewing the energy, relationships, and freedom for many within our community.  We see your joy as you hug your grandchildren and … read more.

Parental Leave Plan

As many of you know, Tara and I will be welcoming our third child in early May. In anticipation of my leave, the Board of Trustees, Personnel and Finance Committees have approved hiring a part time Contract Minister to cover the 12 weeks of … read more.

A Unique Time To Serve

Each spring the Staff and Nominating Committee come to you excited and hopeful about what new leadership might be discovered in the inevitable turnover of committee and ministry positions. We know that congregational life not only requires all of us but invites each of … read more.

A Letter to the President Elect

Four years ago ministers all over the country and from every denomination wondered how they would speak a word of wisdom or hope. In preparation for the uncertainty of these next weeks, I found the sermon I offered you in November, 2016, in the … read more.

Punishment and Universalism

Dear Friends,

I’ve heard from many of you that the sermon from August 16, on Punishment & Universalism, was especially timely and meaningful. Below are excerpts from that sermon. As always, you can listen to it in full on our website under worship and … read more.

Rev. Kim’s Summer Schedule

Friends, it has been good to be with you these last two Sundays.  
I know there have been some questions about my schedule and availability. 
I’ve shared my return plan with the Board and Staff leadership but wish to do so with all of you, … read more.

Showing Up For The Beloved Community

This past Sunday, Rev. Marlin Lavanhar spoke about how grief is like staring nose-to-nose with a painting. You can’t see anything else. You can’t even see the painting in all its detail; it’s all-encompassing. But then, with time, things start to come into focus; … read more.