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Formation

Expecting Not Celebrating Christmas

An Introduction to Advent Lessons & Carols

By Nathan Costa, Assistant Director of Music & Liturgist

Advent—the word means coming or arrival—is a season that has two meanings for Christians. It is a time to prepare for the anniversary

Start by Giving Grace

Grace-filled Political Conversations – Practice #4

By Joseph LaVela

During this election season, our 10 AM Sunday Adult Forum is taking on the topic of how we can bring grace to our political conversations.  How can we as Christians, bring humility, forgiveness

Put Politics in its Place

Grace-filled Political Conversations – Practice #3

By Jon Buyle

During this election season, our 10 AM Sunday Adult Forum is taking on the topic of how we can bring grace to our political conversations.  How can we as Christians, bring humility, forgiveness

Find Your Why: Deconstruct your politics

Grace-filled Political Conversations – Practice #2

By Betsy LaVela

During this election season, our 10 AM Sunday Adult Forum is taking on the topic of how we can bring grace to our political conversations.  How can we as Christians, bring humility, forgiveness

Taking off your jersey

Grace-filled Political Conversations – Practice #1

By the Rev. Chris Harris

During this election season, our 10 AM Sunday Adult Forum is taking on the topic of how we can bring grace to our political conversations.  How can we as Christians,

Shortening The Time Between Fear and Trust

By Linda Truxell

This summer I really enjoyed the sermon series on the “Fruit of the Spirit”– love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, generosity, faith, gentleness and self-control (as described by the Apostle Paul in Galatians).   While I looked

Practicing Self Control in New Environments

By Sophie Tsamaidis

When I was in elementary, I went to a small Christian school. It was an “everyone knows everyone” kind of place and it was easy to converse about our faith inside the classroom. At the end of

A Story About Gentleness

By Paloma Torres

Here is a story that helped me understand the importance of gentleness. For most of this summer, my old dog, Scout, had been very sick. Eventually, she started getting even worse. I kept

Discovering Faithfulness One Rideshare at a Time

By Ekanem Okeke

Thinking of the experiences that I have had, somewhat surprisingly, one event that stood out to me revolved around an Uber ride that I took.

In my sophomore year, I played basketball on one of

Witnessing Generosity

By Charlie Foster

My experience started at the beginning of the quarantine. My school was shut down in the middle of March and I had so much free time on my hands I had no clue what to