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

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..

Making Room for Wonder

By Rev. Catherine Lawrence  •  July 02, 2020

Embracing Quietness We are immersed in an orchestra of sound. Residents at Parkvue Community announce they keep their televisions on for company. Various TV stations..

The Heart of Nursing -- National Nurses Week

By Rev. Catherine Lawrence  •  May 07, 2020

Pandemic Healthcare The healthcare profession, with nursing at its center, has been leading the charge in the care of COVID-19 patients. Each year, we celebrate National..

Promises and Possibilities Amid COVID-19

By Rev. Catherine Lawrence  •  April 16, 2020

The Easter Promise Entering Parkvue Community on Easter morning, I felt like a pastor straddling two very different worlds. The first world is my comforting foundation...

Lenten Series, Week Two: At the Table

By Rev. Catherine Lawrence  •  March 05, 2020

During these 40 days leading up to Easter Sunday, we are using “Bread for the Journey: A Daybook of Wisdom and Faith” by Henri Nouwen as inspiration for this blog. This..

When Old Is New Series -- Health and Wholeness

By Rev. Catherine Lawrence  •  January 23, 2020

The poet Mary Oliver asked a question that rests upon our hearts and minds as we enter this new decade in the year 2020: “Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your..

Remembering the Power of Persistence

By Rev. Catherine Lawrence  •  October 31, 2019

All Saints' Day Each year, we celebrate All Saints' Day in the life of the Christian church on November 1. Dating back to the ninth century, this sacred holy day has..