We Sold Our Stuff and Donated the Proceeds to Charity

We Sold Our Stuff and Donated the Proceeds to Charity

This Saturday, December 2nd, we hosted a large tag sale at The Mariandale Center. Our tables at Mariandale were covered: we had dishes, decorations, and knick-knacks for sale galore. Yet, in such a season of abundance, we yearn to simplify our lifestyles to better...
Gospel Reflection: Just Repayment

Gospel Reflection: Just Repayment

The Word of God is ever ancient and ever new!  I’m sometimes surprised and often consoled when reflecting on the daily and Sunday scriptures in the liturgical year to find that the Word of God seems to speak directly to our current life experiences.  Perhaps this is...
This International Peace Day, Peace Starts with You

This International Peace Day, Peace Starts with You

It feels like an International Day of Peace has never been more welcome. There’s no shortage of bad news, devastation, and natural disasters in our world. And, while we have been fervently praying all along, we’re taking this opportunity to direct our...
Gospel Reflection: Working through Broken Relationships

Gospel Reflection: Working through Broken Relationships

This week’s Gospel from Matthew holds a valuable treasure for how to successfully deal with the conflicts, hurts, and separations we experience in our relationships. No one has escaped the pain, frustration, or anger of feeling we have been wronged by another’s words...
The Conundrum of Hope

The Conundrum of Hope

How is hope, for you, tied to activism and justice? How are we, as individuals, called to preach peace and hope right now? When our Congregation became Hope, did we think a new name would mean anything more than a name? Would it affect who we are? Our identity? Our...