About Rev. Beth Long-Higgins

Rev. Beth Long-Higgins is an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ, musician, fiber artist and mother of two adult children.

Recent Blog Posts

Dance On

By Rev. Beth Long-Higgins  •  February 26, 2021

Through the remaining five weeks of this Lenten season, we will be reflecting on daily scripture readings. Each blog writer will reflect on their experiences alongside..

We The People

By Rev. Beth Long-Higgins  •  January 07, 2021

Typically, there is much conversation about resolutions and personal improvement commitments in these first days of a new year. One wants to lose weight, another to read..

2020 Is Hindsight

By Rev. Beth Long-Higgins  •  December 31, 2020

If there was a year when the whole world was ready to put up a new calendar, this is it. We have all experienced the fear of a virus more contagious than ever seen..

One Whose Name Is “God With Us”

By Rev. Beth Long-Higgins  •  December 10, 2020

It is fitting that the scriptural lessons at the beginning of Advent are about gloom and doom. Prophecies about the need for change usually fall at this time of year as..

Our Gratitude Series: An Introduction

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

Changes Around Us We are fully into autumn, when shorter days make after-dinner walks less desirable. The cooler temperatures are slowly descending to the point when..

Ask Some Other Question: How Are You?

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

One of the things I miss during this pandemic season is small talk. You know, the conversation with colleagues as you walk up a flight of stairs on the way to the same..

Crossing the Street

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

What behaviors have you changed since the introduction of the COVID-19 virus into our world? There are the obvious things like wearing masks. And generally feeling..

Fighting for, Not a Battle Against

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

I recently read an interview with Alex Trebek, the 36-year host of Jeopardy! In March 2019, he shared with the world that he had been diagnosed with stage IV pancreatic..

Let's Talk About COVID-19

By Rev. Beth Long-Higgins  •  October 02, 2020

Now that we have passed the six-month mark of living amid the COVID-19 pandemic, we have some thoughts about lessons learned, things to consider and direction forward...