To Life!

By Rev. Catherine Lawrence  •  November 26, 2020

Our lives have been radically altered this year as we reflect upon gratitude and prepare to celebrate Thanksgiving. Community spreading of the coronavirus and maintaining healthy practices has eliminated our age-old family traditions of gathering together to give thanks. Sadly, this has always been my favorite tradition. I love to begin our meal, gathered around a large table, as each member individually offers specific thanks for the year’s blessings. Then, we enjoy each other, good food and..

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To Life!

By Rev. Catherine Lawrence  •  November 26, 2020

Our lives have been radically altered this year as we reflect upon gratitude and prepare to celebrate Thanksgiving. Community spreading of the coronavirus and..

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By Rev. Ruth Fitzgerald  •  November 19, 2020

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By Rev. John Gantt  •  November 13, 2020

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By Rev. Rebecca S. King  •  November 06, 2020

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By Rev. Beth Long-Higgins  •  November 04, 2020

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By Rev. Beth Long-Higgins  •  October 29, 2020

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By Rev. Beth Long-Higgins  •  October 22, 2020

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By Rev. Dr. Bobbie McKay  •  October 15, 2020

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By Rev. Beth Long-Higgins  •  October 13, 2020

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