Confirmation Sunday is June 2, 2019! Join us as we welcome a wonderful class of young people into a new phase of Christian life.
Informational sessions for the class of 2020 will be after worship on May 19 and May 26.
How did you get here? It’s a question we ask each other a lot… and the answers matter. Way back when I was searching for a call to a congregation, I had to fill out forms—a ministerial profile—about how I got here. I had to chart a journey through high school and college and seminary
On my drives from Davenport to DeWitt, and from DeWitt to Davenport, I listen to a lot of NPR. Last Sunday morning, as I was on my way to preach a sermon that touched upon violence at a house of worship, some people on Weekend Edition were talking about violence at houses of worship and
We have spent the last twenty weeks—every week since Epiphany, way back in January—reading the gospel according to Matthew. That’s a long time to spend in one gospel. Over the last four months, we’ve heard Matthew’s version of the life of Jesus. The call of John the Baptizer, the temptation in the wilderness, the beatitudes
This is a reprint of my column from the May 2019 Carillon Notes. Read the whole newsletter here. If you’re like me, you sometimes have trouble doing the things that you say you’ll do. A haircut can wait a week. Cleaning the bathroom can wait a couple of weeks. Going to the gym can wait
The Extravagant Welcome committee is making plans to participate in the QC Pride Unity Parade on Saturday, June 8. The Extravagant Welcome committee will be a part of this parade by joining others to give free Mom (and Dad) hugs, sharing hugs, acceptance, and unconditional love with members of the LGBTIA+ community. To join in
Right before today’s reading from Matthew, there’s another story. In this story, some soldiers discover that the tomb where Jesus was laid is empty, and they go to the chief priests and the elders and tell them. And the chief priests and the elders give the soldiers some money and tell them, “When people ask