Kicking off a Season of Generosity

Kara MillerChurchwide, Stewardship

This Sunday, September 24 begins our Annual Giving Campaign. This year, we’re doing things a bit differently: we’re kicking off with a congregational book club. Each household received a copy of Adam Hamilton’s Enough: Discovering Joy Through Simplicity and Generosity in the mail. This is a short text with built-in work pages that help you glean the life lessons outlined … Read More

BookIt for September!

Millie SnyderChurchwide

If you enjoy┬áreading fiction and participating in lively discussion, join us for Book It on September 14 at 12:30 p.m. at the church. Our book for September is In the Courtyard of the Kabbalist, by Ruchama King Feuerman. This book is set in Jerusalem and highlights the tension there between Judaism and Islam. I finished reading the book last week … Read More

World Refugee Day

Josh RichardChurchwide, Outreach

The refugee crisis our world faces is the worst it’s ever been. According to the UNHCR, there are 22.5 million people forcibly displaced from their homes and seeking safety, stability, and refuge elsewhere. Over half of this population is under the age of 18. People seeking refuge from the crisis in Syria often do so in the most dangerous way … Read More

The Secret Wisdom of the Earth

Millie SnyderChurchwide

This book, Christopher Scotton’s debut novel, is the last book for this year’s season of BookIt! I thought he did an excellent job of portraying the characters and the landscape of Appalachia. At first I was concerned that it was going to be a little “preachy” about the effects of coal on the environment but the story was so much … Read More