Category: From Our Minister

From our Minister

Yes, this is my final newsletter column as your Consulting Minister and, no, I’m not looking forward to saying goodbye! And while you will truly always be in my heart, it is not true that “there are no goodbyes for us”. I believe it is … read more.

From our Minister

Youth can walk faster, but the elder knows the road.      
– African proverb

Most of you know that I live in what is called an “active over 55” community. I am currently among the youngest there, and I can walk faster than many … read more.

From our Minister

Our life is March weather, savage and serene in one hour. 

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson 

I will admit it. My least favorite month of the year is March. It’s that strange time between Winter and Spring where Mother Nature can’t seem to make up her … read more.

From our Minister

After nourishment, shelter and companionship, stories are the thing we need most in the world.

~ English author, Philip Pullman 

Much of this congregational year our Sunday services and other events have focused on stories: our own stories, the story of our congregational history, stories from … read more.

From our Minister

No matter how hard the past, you can always begin again. ~ Buddha 

We say goodbye to another year of challenge and celebration! 2022 reminded us that Covid still lurks around corners and we are still in a liminal time of waiting for a feeling … read more.

From our Minister / Dec. 2022

May your walls know joy, may every room hold laughter, and every window open to great possibility. ~

Mary Anne Em Radmacher 

In my household we tend to look at the end of the year as a time to reflect on all we have to be … read more.

From Our Minister

Acknowledging the good that you already have in your life is the foundation for all abundance. ~ Eckhart Tolle 

Just a couple of years ago, my husband Phil and I wrote and published a series of gratitude journals. We did this because both of us experienced … read more.

From our Minister

We must be willing to let go of the life we’ve planned,
so as to have the life that is waiting for us.
 ~ Joseph Campbell 

I am thrilled about the numerous exciting things coming up in the new congregational year. Many of those things … read more.

From our Minister  July/August 2022

And so with the sunshine and the great bursts of leaves growing on the trees, just as things grow in fast movies, I had that familiar conviction that life was beginning over again with the summer.

~ F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby 

It’s … read more.