Beloved Community

Beloved Community,

Facing Our Finitude

February 16th, 2024

I admit, I had to laugh.  It’s precisely not the moment to laugh, this somber ritual in worship where the ministers smudge ashes on the brows of their congr...

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Beloved Community,

Connections and Calling

February 9th, 2024

Dear Beloved Community, I write to you from a cool morning in the mountains of western North Carolina, where I have joined nearly 130 other ministers (including...

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Beloved Community,

The Realm of Possibility

February 4th, 2024

In these weekly letters, I often enjoy the opportunity to write reflectively for you about a happening in the life of the church, or the chance to tell a meanin...

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Beloved Community,

The Ministry of a Deacon

January 27th, 2024

Tomorrow in worship, we install 24 active Deacons who have committed to serve God and our church in 2024. Five of these eight Deacons newly-called to serve are ...

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Beloved Community,

A Pastor Installed

January 20th, 2024

Perhaps there are few more meaningful services of worship for a pastor than that of an installation service that makes official the binding of a pastor to their...

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Beloved Community,

The Word that Rings Deep and True

January 12th, 2024

“What was your star word?,” Cyrus whispered to Pat as they walked back to their seats. “Quiet!,” she responded with a chuckle. “Well that’s approp...

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