Rev. Susan Goodwin
Our modern devotion to novelty often prompts us to turn to that which is new, bright and shiny with great enthusiasm. Ideas, objects – even people – that are “outdated” can be overlooked. What are the costs of chasing novelty? Culturally? Religiously? Environmentally? Socially? Is … read more.
Wisdom is distinctly different from intelligence. Wisdom is cultivated. Particular teachers, experiences, relationships, practices, readings, meditation and prayer contribute to enabling us to grow in wisdom. Spiritual settings are wonderful places for wisdom to flourish. It is said that wisdom’s ways are not always … read more.
Gratitude may well be the solution for most of what ails us. In the midst of “all of it” we always have much to be grateful for. Warmth, food, community, friends, nature, the knowledge of our interconnectedness. When times are challenging and we don’t feel … read more.
We kick off our Stewardship Campaign this Sunday. All of us have finite resources and full hearts. Today we explore the ways this church is working in the world to bring justice and comfort to others. We will also look inward and consider priority setting. … read more.
Resilience and self-compassion are inextricably connected. When we care for ourselves, we can care more effectively for others and rebound from life’s crises. Faith in something larger than ourselves and a community in which to share that faith, builds up our reservoir of well-being and … read more.
Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. will be the focus of our worship service. Dr. King’s commitment to racial justice, and his fearless willingness to speak truth to power, transformed lives. We honor his legacy and discuss ways to “keep hope alive.” We may not … read more.