The Harvest Room

By Reverend Bobbie McKay, Ph.D.  •  September 16, 2021

Every home should have a “Harvest Room”: A sanctuary of lives lived and love shared: a hallowed space where God resides and time flows freely and memories are made of hundreds of moments of love and life.

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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..

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By Rev. John Gantt  •  March 11, 2021

When I reflect on growing up and Lenten experience, I think of Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. I didn’t always understand Lent as described in these words:


By Rev. Rebecca S. King  •  March 04, 2021

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By Rev. Beth Long-Higgins, Executive Director of The Ruth Frost Parker Center for Abundant Aging  •  February 26, 2021

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A Different Kind of Lent

By Rev. Kenneth Daniel  •  February 19, 2021

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By Rev. Catherine Lawrence  •  February 11, 2021

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The Capacity To Create Community

By Reverend Bobbie McKay, Ph.D.  •  February 04, 2021

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From Spectator to Speaker

By Rev. Rebecca S. King  •  January 28, 2021

On Wednesday, January 6, 2021, I was a few minutes late to a Zoom meeting with the other writers of this blog. I was late because I chose to watch what was happening at..

The Value of Others

By Rev. John Gantt  •  January 21, 2021

In our newest Abundant Aging blog, we are asked to explore and respect “otherness” as a way to build bridges. English poet William Cowper wrote hymns and poems...