11 Jul 2018 0 Comment

Demoralized or De-moralized?

By: Karen Hoover Ephesians 6:10-16 Like many, I’ve been working hard to maintain my equilibrium in the face of all the change that is hemorrhaging out of our nation’s capital. But then came the horrifying news that...
5 Jul 2018 0 Comment

Statement of Faith: Who is God?

By: Andrew Cone Andrew Cone was part of the group of confirmands this year. As part of their commitment to the church, each of our youth in this confirmation class was asked to write a statement of faith. Several confirmands shared...
28 Jun 2018 0 Comment

Tending Roses

By: Diana Shellenberger After living in this house for 18 years, only today I discovered this pink rose bush. Because it’s located within a tangle of red rose bushes along the south side of the house, I might be forgiven for not...
21 Jun 2018 0 Comment

Feeling Overwhelmed

By: Kajsa Teitelbaum I tend to think of myself as a rather positive person, with a bright outlook on life and the future; however, lately, I have been struggling with keeping that attitude. There is simply too much conflict, evil, and...
6 Jun 2018 0 Comment

A New View

By: Carolyn Gard I sit in the front row of the choir, which gives me a great view. If I look to the left, I can see the congregation and check up on who’s there. To the right, I get a close-up of the flowers, the parament, and the...
30 May 2018 0 Comment

Let the Little Children Come to Me

By: Nancy Wade Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” Matthew 19:14 The Kindergarteners of First Cong taught me much during the past six...
18 May 2018 0 Comment

Call and Response

By: Betsy Barrett This piece begins with my journaling, then becomes what I call “God Writing” … when I write to God and God responds.   The sun is shining down on me. My face feels warm and I love sitting with my pen moving...
16 May 2018 0 Comment

Power of the Tongue

By: Pedro Silva For every species of beast and bird, of reptile and sea creature, can be tamed and has been tamed by the human species, but no one can tame the tongue—a restless evil, full of deadly poison. With it we bless the Lord...
9 May 2018 0 Comment

Serendipity and Gratitude

By: Joyce Lebra Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds...
3 May 2018 0 Comment

Dash Time

By: Anne Weiher For everything there is a season and a time for every matter under heaven: a time to be born and a time to die . . . Ecclesiastes 3:1-2 What is the season of our life: how do we define it? Linda Ellis in her book, The...