Observing a Long Lent

It is difficult to believe that the Season of Lent is upon us once again. It seems like it was just Christmas. I continue to receive delayed Christmas cards every day; so it still feels like the holiday season….

Repentance

Ash Wednesday, Feb. 17, and Lent offer a time for repentance. During Black History Month, our church continues to repent from its complicity with the sin of systemic racism. Learn more…

A fresh wind of peace…

A Prayer for this Weekend and the Week Ahead

Holy Lord, in the shadow of last week’s violence, and in the potential and fear of more to come, we draw our hearts and minds to You. Forgive us—all of us. In our pain, in our brokenness, in our anger, in our isolation, in our fears, in our moral failures, in our grief, in our idolatry…

‘Do No Harm’

By Bishop Peggy A. Johnson

The “Three Simple Rules” offered to us by our Methodist founder John Wesley are:

  1. Do no harm.
  2. Do good.
  3. Attend to the ordinances of God (that is, spiritual disciplines that keep you close to God).
Listening with the heart

Learning to humbly and openly listen and engage with those longing to be heard is an invitation to spiritual relationship that goes beyond just hearing and responding in conversations. Learn …

Singing the Lord’s song in a foreign time

Over the past few days, I’ve spent time with pastors and laity talking about Christmas. We’ve wrestled with questions: How can Advent/Christmas be celebrated without carols? How do we deal with visitors if…