• Love

    Our theme is love. Even though February is all about hearts and Valentines Day,the love on my mind is not flowery or romantic. The love on my mind is an actionmore than a feeling, and sometimes it looks more like hard work than pleasure.When we say to someone dear, “I love you” it is not ...

  • Finding Our Center

    Happy New Year, everybody! May 2023 and its fresh-slate first month be the timefor finding our center.A ritual I have often led around the New Year is called the Coffin and Cradle. Itwas written by my colleague and friend, Rev. Barbara Child. Her intern, back inthe day, was Rev. Roberta Finkelstein, who taught me the ...

  • In the Interim: Wondering about Wonder

    Being a wordsmith, I think about those subtleties of word choice often. Thismonth’s theme is “wonder,” and so I have been, well, wondering about it. Wonder, like, I wonder what will happen or I wonder what is in there…..Certainly,wonder is about curiosity or thinking about the unknown. But it seems to holdpositivity for expectation of a ...

  • In the Interim, by Interim Minister, Rev. Amy DeBeck

    November’s Thoughts are about CHANGE Hymn #361 tells us “Don’t be afraid of some change.”  Is that how we feel about change—fearful?  Are we afraid of change? Fear seems like a big word to use about a small conflict, a small change.  Well, although scary might be more present with a big change, change is incremental and ...

  • In the Interim

    by Rev. Amy October’s theme is Courage Growing up unchurched, I knew what spirituality felt like.  But the first time I felt like mine fit into an existing, established way of thinking or believing was when I studied Existentialism.  In the philosophy and practice of existentialism we learn that we are always in a state of becoming, ...