Today is Epiphany, when we recall the journey of the Magi to see the Christ Child in Bethlehem…We imagine them arriving with great pomp and circumstance, kneeling with reverence before a simple manger that cradled an unexpected kind of king…Yet in reality the picture was far more complicated than this. From the beginning, the Magi’s search for the Christ Child was fraught with complicated politics, sinister manipulations, and dangerous possibilities.
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I have no words adequate to the task of speaking hope into the sea of chaos and grief that has been the reality for so many this year. I have learned over many years that when I am at a loss for words, the Spirit may be inviting me to stop, be still, listen, and wonder.
In the liturgical season of Advent, this fourth Sunday is about love. Amidst our blue Christmas, chocked full of grief and loss, we hold fast to what love has wrought us. Love has given us not only the people we miss but also those quarantined alongside us.
Four Zoom events will present different environmental topics for individuals, families, and congregations. Together we will consider our sacred connections to the lands, waters, and air and how to respond to the global environmental crisis.
Verse four of the Psalm is a reminder for us to continue to make a “joyful noise” and for all the earth to sing praises of joy.
Listen to the December 7 discussion with Dora Rodriguez, an advocate and activist for migrant rights; Nellie Jo David, a member of the Hia-Ced O’odham tribe; and Dan Millis, program manager for Sierra Club Borderlands.
The camp was sold to two different buyers in one joint transaction. Douglas County, where the camp is located, will develop a section into a public park that will incorporate the beach and Point area. A developer with long-standing family ties to Lake Ida purchased the remaining acres for residential lakeside lots.
Advent is upon us again, that season marked by heavy anticipation and the kind of hopefulness that has us holding our breath, watching for the newness of God to be born among us again … But this year seems so different.
The Damascus Project’s fall courses—Leadership Skills, Faith Foundations, and Being a Faith Change Agent—drew people from a range of professions, church settings, and even locations around the country. Here are a few of their stories.
Rev. Hannah Campbell Gustafson, Associate Chaplain for Christian and Interfaith Life at Carleton College, discusses the launch of intergenerational conversations on white privilege, co-facilitated with leaders from Northfield First United Church of Christ.
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