Learning about our Mortality

By Rev. Beth Long-Higgins, VP of Engagement and director of the Ruth Frost Parker Center for Abundant Aging  •  May 23, 2024

Death and grief are both natural parts of life itself. We want to control them and postpone them and avoid them altogether. And yet, after being birthed into life, death is the only other thing that we will all experience, literally in our end.

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By Rev. Dr. Bobbie McKay  •  January 12, 2023

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By Rev. John Gantt  •  December 08, 2022

My wife and I learned to sing it at a General Synod meeting. It could be a good anthem for Advent. Portions of the lyrics are:

Hold Back

By Rev. Ruth D. Fitzgerald  •  December 01, 2022

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Lucas and My Front Door

By Reverend Bobbie McKay, Ph.D.  •  November 17, 2022

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