Making Room For...

By Rev. Ruth Fitzgerald  •  July 09, 2020

Memories Forty-five years ago today, I was standing at Lands’ End in England with a group of young people and adults from my Methodist Church. We were on the Methodist Heritage Tour, visiting sites important to John and Charles Wesley — the founders of our denomination. It was a sunny, warm day and we had spent it on the beach and in the resort town near the campground where we had stayed the night. After dinner, we sang “Happy Birthday” to America at top voice. There’s more to the story, but..

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Making Room For...

By Rev. Ruth Fitzgerald  •  July 09, 2020

Memories Forty-five years ago today, I was standing at Lands’ End in England with a group of young people and adults from my Methodist Church. We were on the Methodist..

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By Guest Blogger  •  July 07, 2020

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By Rev. Catherine Lawrence  •  July 02, 2020

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By Rev. Beth Rodenhouse  •  June 25, 2020

Making room for time? I know — I can hear what you are thinking. For some of us, all we’ve had is time on our hands. We’ve been sheltering at home, many of us out of..

Making Room for Change

By Rev. Beth Long-Higgins  •  June 18, 2020

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By Alissa Paolella  •  June 11, 2020

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Dear 2020 Graduate...

By Rev. Rebecca S. King  •  June 05, 2020

2020 SPRING GRADUATIONS Graduation. Coming from a root word meaning “step,” it is a time to celebrate the work a student has completed in order to move on with the next..

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By Rev. Ruth Fitzgerald  •  May 28, 2020

Each time I sit down to write for this Abundant Aging blog, I find myself reviewing my life. Sometimes it’s just a cursory glance at the past week of inconsequential..

Choosing Hope

By Rev. Beth Rodenhouse  •  May 21, 2020

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