A Parable of the Lost Daughter

By Lisa Thomas  •  May 25, 2023

The Kingdom of Heaven is like a family in search of a quick meal on a school night.

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Gretchen and God

By Reverend Bobbie McKay, Ph.D.  •  July 14, 2022

Gretchen is an amazing woman and a legend in our church. Businesswoman, wife, mother, sister, friend, actively engaged in the growth and the leadership of the church,..

Take the stand!

By Rev. John Gantt  •  July 07, 2022

The command was neither invitational nor gentle. Nor did it involve a courtroom and a swearing in. Maybe a little swearing at! It was about being male freshmen concert..

Stand With

By Rev. Kristen Orion  •  June 30, 2022

So Joshua fought the Amalekites as Moses had ordered, and Moses, Aaron and Hur went to the top of the hill. As long as Moses held up his hands, the Israelites were..

A Place to Stand

By Lisa Thomas  •  June 23, 2022

I worked for 20 years as a parish nurse. In fact, for most of that time, I was the parish nurse at the United Church of Christ national offices in Cleveland. During that..

A Hidden Passion Sparked

By Rev. Ruth D. Fitzgerald  •  June 16, 2022

In 2008 I traveled to the border lands between Arizona and Mexico. This was a trip required for my graduation from seminary; an “intercultural immersion” experience...

Take A Stand

By Rev. Beth Long-Higgins, VP of Engagement and director of the Ruth Frost Parker Center for Abundant Aging  •  June 09, 2022

This is the first blog in a series around the theme of “Here I Stand”. Knowing that rulings from the Supreme Court would be coming in the month of June and in response..

Boat of Peace

By Rev. John Gantt  •  June 02, 2022

An international conference. Bagels and wine on the beach. A muddy boat. Polyurethane. Kibbutz. Popsicles before lunch. A song.

Meet You There

By Rev. Kristen Orion  •  May 26, 2022

I must admit that I thought Easter was a day for a long, long time. 


By Lisa Thomas  •  May 19, 2022

I have been to Bogota, Colombia three times. I went in February 1990, October 1993, and August 2009 but really, it all began, in 1988, when my husband and I decided to..