A Statement of Solidarity & Hope

Posted by Lori Raible on

Dear Friends, A diverse and broad network of more than 75 faith leaders and clergy across the Charlotte region join our voices in solidarity and hope. We share a commitment to the well-being of our many congregations and neighbors.  This statement intentionally transcends partisan and...

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Emptiness

Posted by Margo Richardson on

Everything feels different, doesn’t it? The novel coronavirus has shaken our world and has proven that 2020 is not going to be what we expected. Together as a nation and world, we find ourselves living with a day by day mentality. Grieving the constant changes, we find ourselves sitting...

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A Psalm for All Seasons (including Lent)

Posted by Rush Otey on

Psalm 90 has been and is one of the most profound meditations in the Bible and in human history.  It is about Time and Eternity. We don’t ponder this kind of mystery very often, unless we must. We are more often driven by deadlines (curious term—DEAD lines) than not, and Sabbath...

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Blessing of a Pumpkin Investigation

Posted by Lisa McLennan on

I showed up at Montclaire Elementary school at 3pm as planned. After being shown the routine by the Greater Enrichment Program (GEP) director we ended up at the playground. It was a beautiful and sunny fall afternoon and the kids were swarming around the jungle gym. As the kids started to line...

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Christmas Continues...

Posted by Rush Otey on

Christmas continues for (at least) twelve days. It straddles two years on the calendar. There are two errors about Christmas time which are all too prevalent. The first is that “Christmas is for children.” Now, it is true that Christmas is for children, but to reduce the Incarnation...

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Treasured in Our Hearts

Posted by Jay Masanotti on

And Mary treasured all these things in her heart… 15 “When the angels had left them and gone into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, “Let us go now to Bethlehem and see this thing that has taken place, which the Lord has made known to us.” 16 So they...

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Starting Over Again

Posted by Rush Otey on

Many times in our lives we start over again.  Sometimes this is by choice, sometimes by necessity, sometimes by a mysterious convergence of free will and obligation.   Some of these new beginnings are joyful and full of hope (the first days of a new school year, a better job...

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A New School Year

Posted by Kim Lee on

The start of a new school year can be an exciting, frightening, joyful, and/or dreadful time in the life of your child. I should know. I am a teacher. It’s an unlikely vocation, considering my own unfortunate educational journey. It all began as I was winding my way through the wiles of...

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