Posts from September 2023

Posts from September 2023

Settling Accounts

Entitlement is something that has gained attention in our culture these days. It is usually brought up when a conversation is being had about the younger generations. They are accused of being entitled. What does it mean to be entitled?

Capital Campaign Update

Progress! More To Be Done… The Buildings and Grounds team is very happy to give you all an update on where we are with our fundraising campaign and project efforts. Thanks to everyone who has been able to donate—your generosity is helping to keep our beautiful church around for another 150 years!FundraisingTo date, we have raised $45,475 with an ultimate goal of raising $134,125We needed to pay ourselves back $31,350 from the money we borrowed from our reserve fund to repair our leaky and dry-rotted roof. There…

A Radical Commitment to Harmony

On Sunday, I spoke about resolving conflict in community. This is not easy. When you have a conflict with someone, it creates tension. We would rather have things just be easy. Not ruffle anyone’s feathers. Not rock the boat. Or poke the bear. But if there is conflict, it must be dealt with. It can’t be left to fester. Which is what unresolved conflict does. It festers and then grows and then it creates barriers. Barriers to relationship. Barriers to…

A Rock and a Hard Place

I spoke a little about Peter on Sunday morning,saying he went from “Hero to Zero.” In the Gospel reading from the previous week,Jesus is asking about who they think He is,and Peter’s response was perfect, But who do you say that I am?” Simon Peter answered, “You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God.” And Jesus answered him, “Blessed are you, Simon son of Jonah! For flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but my Father…