Formation

“The Book of Genesis”

 By Kei Millar

suppose there was
a book
of only
one word,
let

from whose
clipped sound
all things
begin:
fir and firmament,
feather,
the first whale —

and suppose

we could scroll
through
its pages
every day
to find
and pronounce
a
Let
meant only
for us

we would
stumble
through
the streets
with open books
eyes crossed
from too much
reading:

we would
speak in
auto-rhyme,
the world
would echo itself

and sill
w’ed continue
in

Being a Patient Presence

By Robert Gaines

In life, patience is a good trait to have. Unfortunately, some people have had a hard time being patient. I think we’ve all had a moment where someone we knew, or even loved, wasn’t patient

Grateful Living is Joyful Living

Gratitude, the Sixth Pillar of Joy

By the Rev. Chris Harris and Joe LaVela

This is the sixth in a series of blog posts adapted from The Book of Joy by Archbishop Desmond Tutu and The Dalai Lama, which has been

Love in Action

Compassion, the Seventh Pillar of Joy

By the Rev. Chris Harris and Sandy Ladd

This is the seventh in a series of blog posts are adapted from The Book of Joy by Archbishop Desmond Tutu and The Dalai Lama.  Join us for our

Freedom Begins with Forgiveness

Forgiveness, the Fifth Pillar of Joy

By the Rev. Chris Harris and Hunter Torres

This is the fifth in a series of blog posts are adapted from The Book of Joy by Archbishop Desmond Tutu and The Dalai Lama.  Join us for our

Invite a Friend to (Virtual) Church – its never been easier!

By Rev. Chris Harris

One thing that church leaders of all denominations can agree on, is that the ‘virtual’ church is not only here to stay, but it offers huge benefits for evangelism.  Why?  Because it significantly lowers the barriers

A Prayer of Intercession in a Time of Protest

(Adapted from The Presbyterian Church of Aotearoa, New Zealand)


God of peace, you have called us all to work for peace and justice.

Wherever we are, we can find opportunities to stand with

Are we Laughing With or Laughing At?

By the Rev. Chris Harris and Janice Lovchuk

This is the third in a series of blog posts are adapted from The Book of Joy by Archbishop Desmond Tutu and The Dalai

Praying through the Pandemic

By the Rev. William J. Danaher, Jr., Rector

On Thursdays at noon, I have been hosting a “3 Ways to Pray” gathering online, where we learn about and practice new ways to pray (You can join

Increasing our Humility, Increases our Joy

By Rev. Chris Harris and Amy Ryberg

This is the second in a series of blog posts are adapted from The Book of Joy by Archbishop Desmond Tutu and The Dalai Lama.  Join us for our ongoing forum series on “The