About Rev. Catherine Lawrence

Rev. Cathy served as pastor and teacher at Zion UCC Fireside in Bellevue, Ohio for eight years. A registered nurse, she had combined her passion for the care and nurture of the whole person, mind, body and spirit in her role as chaplain at Parkvue Community in Sandusky, where she retired in November 2020. She is a lifelong learner, the mother of two adult children and one beloved grandchild.

Recent Blog Posts

Season of Change

By Rev. Catherine Lawrence  •  October 14, 2021

Gratitude The last week of September was the warm, sunny crown on a wonderful joy-filled summer. This season was the first time that I was not employed since my teen..

Harvesting Blessings: Challenges, Faith & Celebration

By Rev. Catherine Lawrence  •  August 19, 2021

O God, our help in ages past, Our hope for years to come, Our shelter from the stormy blast, And our eternal home.

Rooted in Divine Love

By Rev. Catherine Lawrence  •  July 22, 2021

Creation Scripture begins with beautiful imagery of the divine formation of creation. Psalm 24:1 reminds us: “The earth is the Lord’s and all that is in it, the world,..

Living in Hope

By Rev. Catherine Lawrence  •  June 03, 2021

Grounded in Creation The power of creation infuses a profound sense of awe, deep within my soul. Recent summer-like temperatures in the 80’s and bright sunshine have..

The Invitation of Spring

By Rev. Catherine Lawrence  •  April 22, 2021

This blog post is the third in our series inspired by the words of Amanda Gorman in “The Hill We Climb.”

We Remember

By Rev. Catherine Lawrence  •  March 18, 2021

I was born, raised and have lived my entire life near Lake Erie. The fourth-smallest of the Great Lakes has a majestic shoreline that extends across the state and north..

The Power of a “Broken-Open Heart”

By Rev. Catherine Lawrence  •  February 11, 2021

We begin February by reflecting on American Heart Month. The heart is command central, sending oxygen and blood pulsating through all the systems of the body. Its..

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..

Summer's Bounty

By Rev. Catherine Lawrence  •  September 03, 2020

Increasing Awareness Developing specific health and hygiene protocols, such as increased hand sanitizing, social distancing and wearing masks, has increased my awareness..