Pastoral Care in a Covid-19 World

Pastoral Care in a Covid-19 World

A late night comedian, describing what it’s like to do a TV show from his bedroom while his toddlers were wrecking the house, said, “This is a sub-optimal time to be a human being.” We need the jokes! I’m typing this while sitting alone in a very empty church...
Touch Without Touching

Touch Without Touching

The contrarian impulse can bring out the worst in us and our best. When momma put the cookie jar on top of the refrigerator, she only made it a more interesting challenge. Tell a population what they can’t do, like “practice social distancing,” and there will always...
World Within Weekend 2020

World Within Weekend 2020

Our World Within Weekend was that rarest of experiments that actually produces better results than the experimenters dared hope! Some highlights: We started the final week of registration with about 40 sign-ups, but by Saturday we were serving lunch to almost 120! For...
World within Weekend

World within Weekend

“One hand for the ship, one hand for the sailor,” is a wise adage born of hard experience. Still, self-care is usually the first thing to go overboard as we race around trying to manage our lives. Let’s right the ship! Join us for our congregation-wide World Within...
Longest Night Service

Longest Night Service

Sunday, December 15, 6pm, Carpenter Chapel “Silence is God’s first language; everything else is a poor translation.”—Thomas Keating Sometimes in the midst of the loud and busy holiday season, we feel the silence and pain of our grief most deeply. If you are grieving...

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